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Old 27-Sep-2010
Saini Sa'aB
Man rescued from a Dubai hotel's shaft

Dubai: Police rescued a 30-year-old man who fell into a hotel's ventilation shaft on Friday.

The shaft overlooks the bathrooms of the hotel in the Al Rigga area.
"He smelt strongly of alcohol," said a police source who wished to stay anonymous.
"He kept shouting and refused to tell us from what floor he fell off or if he was pushed by somebody."
Multiple injuries
The Yemeni man sustained multiple injuries to his back and legs from the fall. He was stuck between the first and second floors from where the Difficult-Tasks Force at Dubai Police rescued the man.
"We received the complaint at 4:47am on Friday. Upon arriving we tried communicating with the man but he refused to answer any of our questions and kept on shouting.
"After calming him down, we managed to rescue him and pull him out of one of the small bathroom windows. The rescue took around half an hour.
"The rescue took longer than expected because it took us some time to determine his location in the shaft and we were very careful on handling him because of his injuries." said the source.
Lack of concentration
Captain Ali Abdullah Al Qusaib, acting officer of the Difficult-Tasks Force at Dubai Police and head of the rescue team, said the man must have fallen because of a lack of concentration.
The victim has been admitted to the Rashid Hospital with multiple injuries and broken bones.

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