Nurse rescues two girls from drowning in Saudi Arabia

Dubai: A Saudi nurse rescued two girls from drowning off Baish beach in the southern region of Jazan, local media reported.

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Asrar Abu Raseen, a staff nurse at a government health centre in Khamees Mushayt, jumped into the sea and saved the two girls — Basmala, aged 6, and Dua, 5, from drowning.

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According to Al Arabiya, Asrar was documenting her trip to the sea on the Snapchat portal, when she spotted an unusual movement and saw two girls grappling with the waves. “Immediately, I jumped into the water and swam to grab them and rescued them to safety with the help of the Border Guards who rushed to the scene to assist me,” she said.

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“I started giving first aid until the breathing was restored. One of the girls had lost consciousness in the beginning and later regained it. Then, I accompanied them to Masliyah hospital in Baish where the necessary checkups were carried out to ensure that they were fine.”

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Asrar, who was assigned to carry out emergency services in Khamis Mushayt during the coronavirus pandemic, said: “Humanitarian work is a duty of everyone in society, especially us, the employees of the Ministry of Health. Our mission is to provide assistance to those who need it anywhere all the time,” she said.

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