Body of drowned Indian duo recovered from sea in Emirate

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Dubai, Jan 11 (UNI) Body of a 30-year-old Indian, who drowned off in the sea on Sunday evening at Khor Khowair area, was recovered yesterday after more than 80 hours of continuous search.

Police found the body two days after they recovered the body of his father, Mohammed Abdul Rasheed, who is believed to have drowned while trying to save his son Mohammed Sanu.

Sanu had thrown himself into the sea because his father had not allowed him to be with his wife in Kerala.

Both bodies were found on the rocks in Khor Khowair, 40km away from Ras Al Khaimah city.

''The father's body was recovered on Tuesday evening while that of his son was found on Thursday morning,'' Khaleej times quoted Lieutenant-Colonel Sulaiman Al Kizi as saying.

He said police, in collaboration with the Air Wing and and Coast Guards, had been on a search for the two bodies since Sunday.

The difficult weather conditions proved a tough challenge for the search team. A helicopter and divers were used in the search operation but poor visibility hampered their work.

Sanu got married last year and came back to the UAE to resume work but was depressed and wanted to return to his wife, but his father, who also worked here, refused to let him go.

A relative of the deceased said Rashid was making arrangements to bring his daughter-in-law to the UAE to live with them.

''But Sanu could not overcome his depression,'' said a relative.

On Sunday evening, after having a fight with his father, Sanu threw himself into the sea because he said life without his wife was meaningless. When his father tried to save him, both of them were swept away by powerful waves.

Police found the dead body of the father on the rocks of the shores of Khor Khowair with the help of some residents.

A senior police officer said a relative saw the dead body of Sanu floating near the shores and alerted rescue units.

Mr Kizi said the police would hand over the bodies to their relatives after autopsies and they would be sent to India.

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