KUWAIT CITY, June 16: A 17-year old Syrian boy drowned at a beach during a family excursion. According to an official report from Ministry of Interior, when the Operations Room of the ministry received information about the incident, a rescue team was dispatched to the location. Divers spent about 42 minutes before finding the body, which was referred to the Forensics Department. Investigations have been launched to determine the circumstances that led to the drowning of the victim. Also, two African expatriates drowned in the Abu Halifa beach opposite a popular restaurant.
In a press release, the Public Relations and Media Department of Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) explained that the Control Room of KFSD, after receiving information about the incident, dispatched rescue teams including divers from Shuaiba and Salmiya fire stations. These teams were headed by heads of Muhallab and Shuaiba fire stations Colonel Fahad Al-Ayoubi and Captain Fahad Al-Azmi respectively. The rescue teams, based on information obtained from the victims’ friends, launched a search process. The corpse of one of the victims, who was born in 1993, was found soon after, and the corpse of the other victim was found next day morning from a different location. The search process was conducted under the supervision of Director of Marine Firefighting Department Colonel Bader Al-Kadam. The two corpses have been referred to the Forensics Department
By Munaif Nayef Al-Seyassah Staff