A 25-year-old Asian man drowned while swimming at a beach in Umm Al Quwain as his helpless friends watched in horror before calling the police for help.
The unnamed man was swimming with friends at the beach on Friday night when he was pulled into deep water by strong currents.
His friends tried to save him but they were all not good swimmers. They then decided to call the police but it was too late.
“They are not good swimmers. They could not save their friend. We again appeal on those who are not good swimmers to avoid turbulent water,” said Lt Ahmed Al Gawi, CID director, UAQ police.