Leaping off of Dubai Water Canal: Teens arrested
Police in Dubai have identified a group of youngsters, all of them in their teens, who jumped off the Dubai Water Canal as a stunt that is deemed illegal without permission, an official has said.
Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police had ordered the arrest of the young teens after a video of them had gone viral on social media. A legal action has been ordered for their reckless behavior. In the video, there were three individuals performing the stunt and all the three of them have been successfully identified and has been detained.
Brigadier Abdullah Khadim, director of Bur Dubai police station said, “The video showed two teenagers jumping from the bridge just before sunset, one of them ding a back-flip jump while wearing a white Kandoura.” Adding, “Two people jumped and there were others encouraging them to jump while recording to the video using a mobile phone camera. The Commander-in-Chief has ordered us to take legal action as their action endangered their lives. The bridge is not for such activities.”
The video was circulated amongst the police officers and a special team of police officers has identified the three youngsters and had them all summoned for the investigation in just a matter of a few hours at Bur Dubai police station. Brigadier Khadim said, “We summoned them for questioning and they will sign papers promising not to repeat the act again. There might be another action against the three youngsters.”
He also says that the third person in the video who was recording the video had encouraged the other two individuals to jump off the bridge. Brigadier Khadim later added, “Such behaviour is not acceptable and we will stand against it to protect the lives of young people who sometimes [act] without thinking of the results of their acts. Parents should monitor their children also and know their friends; the two teenagers were encouraged to jump by another person.”