Teen Swept Away in UAE Flood Washes Up in Oman

Published November 22nd, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Joy was among six Indian friends in a four-wheeler trapped in a flooded valley (AFP/File)
Joy was among six Indian friends in a four-wheeler trapped in a flooded valley (AFP/File)

The body of an Indian teenager who was swept away in flash floods in Khor Fakkan on Nov. 16 has been found.

The body of Albert Joy, 18, was found in a dam in Oman by a team of the Royal Oman Police on Wednesday morning, he said.

A Sharjah Police official said the body was found around 11.30 a.m. in Madha dam in Oman.

Albert's parents earlier requested that the search for Albert Joy be widened to Oman. Their son was last seen drifting away in a car in the flash flood caused by heavy rain in northern emirates on Thursday.

An extensive search by police teams from Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi — including an air wing and sniffer dogs — had not been fruitful.

Though the car was found, they were not been able to find the missing boy.

Since the search has been limited to the jurisdiction of the UAE, Joy’s has appealed to extend the search to the neighboring country of Oman.

The grieving parents made the request to Vipul, Indian Consul General in Dubai, when he visited them at their home in Ras Al Khaimah on Tuesday.

He expressed his appreciation for the UAE police team that has been carrying out a massive search for the boy.

Joy was among six Indian friends in a four-wheeler trapped in a flooded valley.

 

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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