Woman drowns after being swept off Palm Jumeirah

Young victim was trying to take photo near Rixos Hotel in high winds

The incident happened close to Rixos Hotel during high winds on Friday
The incident happened close to Rixos Hotel during high winds on Friday

A woman drowned after being swept out to see while trying to take photos of the high waves off Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah.

Police are trying to identify the victim, in her 20s, who died near the Rixos Hotel as 65kph gusts swirled up waves that pounded the shoreline at around 5.30pm on Friday, according to reports in 7Days.

“The woman climbed over a cement barrier and stood on water breakers on the Eastern Crescent to take photos at the height of the storm on Friday, according to eye witnesses,” an official at Dubai Police told the newspaper on Monday.

“Our rescue teams found her body shortly after she was swept away at 5.30pm. We are still identifying her.”

No further information was given by police about the incident.

To read the full story on 7Days, click here.

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