A father in Dubai took his family to the beach for a picnic and some fun in the sun, only to have the day turn into needless tragedy.
The father’s daughter began to drown a short distance from shore when lifeguards began the attempt to rescue her. But the father restrained the lifeguards from doing their job because “he prefers his daughter being dead than being touched by a strange man.”
Speaking to Emirates 24|7, Lt. Col Ahmed Burqibah, of Dubai Police’s Search & Rescue said that this incident took place at a beach in Dubai:
“The Asian father took his wife and kids to the beach for picnic and fun.
“The kids were swimming in the beach when suddenly, the 20-year-old girl started drowning and screaming for help. “Two rescue men were at the beach, and they rushed to help the girl.
There was one obstacle...“This obstacle was the belief of this Asian man who considered that if these men touched his daughter, then this would dishonour her. It cost him the life of his daughter.”
Burqibah added that the father of the girl did not want the rescue men to touch his daughter as they were strange men.
“The father started pulling and preventing the rescue men and got violent with them. He told them that he prefers his daughter being dead than being touched by a strange man.”
He pointed out that this delay and fight with the girl’s father cost the girl her life. She drowned.