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Video: Dubai Police frees man from worksite pit

It took five hours for Dubai Police emergency workers to free the construction worker, who had become trapped in a deep pit on an Al Barsha worksite

It took five hours for Dubai Police to free the construction worker [image: Dubai Police].
It took five hours for Dubai Police to free the construction worker [image: Dubai Police].

A construction worker who became trapped in a deep pit on an Al Barsha worksite had to be rescued by Dubai Police.

It took emergency workers five hours to free the man from the pit, which had filled with sand, gravel, and groundwater, according to Gulf News.

The worker fell into the pit on Monday, 24 April, according to Lt Col Ahmed Atik Bu Ruqaiba, deputy director of Dubai Police’s search and rescue department.

Emergency workers used a water pump to prevent the groundwater rising to unsafe levels, and employed mechanised equipment to free the man from the pit, Gulf News reported.

The emergency response team was led by Captain Abdullah Al Rahoomi, who revealed that Dubai Civil Defence, Dubai Ambulance, and Dubai Municipality personnel also participated in the rescue operation.

The following video, which was uploaded to Dubai Police’s Facebook page, shows emergency workers rescuing the construction worker from the pit.

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