Emirati hiker rescued from Jebel Hafeet

The National Search and Rescue team were called in by Abu Dhabi Police when the hiker fell on a mountain trail and broke a leg on Sunday.

Video of the man being lifted in a stretcher into the rescue helicopter has been uploaded to the National Search and Rescue team’s Instagram page.

The team tracked down the hiker, 38, on the rocky terrain, strapped him securely to a stretcher and evacuated him to hospital in Al Ain.

Police frequently issue warnings cautioning hikers against venturing out on treacherous trails on their own.

Days earlier, the federal rescue team rescued a 40-year-old Italian hiker from the Galila mountain in Ras Al Khaimah when he slipped off a rocky incline.