ALKHOBAR/YANBU: Saudi Border Guards rescued five people in two separate sea mishaps over the weekend.
In the first incident, a maritime patrol saved a citizen and his two daughters from drowning in Alkhobar on Friday.
Omar Al-Aklabi, media spokesman for Border Guards in the Eastern Province, said the Command and Control Center received a call from a woman saying her husband and two daughters, aged 2 and 8, were out swimming and had not returned to the beach.
Search and rescue teams, along with ambulances, were sent to the spot and saved the man and his daughters. All three are now in good condition, the spokesman said.
Al-Aklabi stressed the importance of following safety measures listed on the beaches, which include swimming only in designated places.
Rescued in the second incident were two Bangladeshi fishermen who got stranded in a boat in the Red Sea off the western city of Yanbu.
Colonel Maher Al-Morai, media spokesman for the Border Guards in Madinah region, said the command center received a distress call on Saturday that a boat with two men aboard got wrecked in the Shaab Al-Wasl area in Yanbu.
A naval patrol was dispatched to the wreck site and the fishermen were rescued, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.