A Qatari father of five has been posthumously awarded a medal for courageously trying to save a drowning man in the UAE six years ago.
Saad Mubarak Abdulrahman moved to help after he saw a man crash his car into the water off of Ras Al Khaimah’s Corniche.
The Syrian man he tried to rescue also ended up dying.
Abdulrahman, a military officer, was honored this week by Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, the UAE’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.
He presented a Rescue Medal to Abdulrahman’s brother in Doha on the sidelines of the UAE-Qatar Joint Committee on Security, QNA reports.
According to the National:
“Lt. Gen Saif Abdullah Al Shaafar, undersecretary of the Interior Ministry, presented the medal.
He praised Saad’s courage and stressed that his chivalrous and noble act reflects the authenticity of Qataris and their dedication to helping those in need.”
The incident apparently took place in January 2011.
According to the National, the Syrian man, Ali al Kadri, was a longtime RAK resident.
He had been on his way to work as a technician at the Saqr Hospital when he lost consciousness and control of his vehicle.
He is survived by his wife and two children.