Father Stops Male Lifeguards From Saving Drowning Daughter, Insists Saving Her Would Be ‘Dishonor’

One father recently allowed his daughter to drown at a beach off the coast of Dubai because he refused to allow male lifeguards to touch her. According to Mirror Online, the unnamed father felt it would be dishonorable for so many strangers, especially males, to touch his 20-year-0ld daughter.

Although the matter was a life and death situation, but the father still refused. It has been reported that the male lifeguards attempted to restrain him, but by the time they were able to do so, the damage had already been done. Although the rescuers were reportedly very close to saving her life, she ultimately died as a result of her father’s resistance.

The man’s daughter had drowned. During a news interview with Emirates 24/7, Lt. Col. Ahmed Burqibah, Deputy Director of Dubai Police’s Search and Rescue Department, gave a detailed account of the tragic incident and the father’s daunting request. He also revealed how the father adamantly refused to allow the rescuers to save his daughter.

“The Asian father took his wife and kids to the beach for picnic and fun. The kids were swimming in the beach when suddenly, the 20-year-old girl started drowning and screaming for help. Two rescue men were at the beach, and they rushed to help the girl. However, there was one obstacle which prevented them from reaching the girl and helping her. This obstacle was the belief of this Asian man who considered that if these men touched his daughter, then this would dishonour her.

It cost him the life of his daughter. The father was a tall and strong man. He started pulling and preventing the rescue men and got violent with them. He told them that he prefers his daughter being dead than being touched by a strange man. She died unfortunately, at a time when she had a chance to live, especially that the rescue men were so close to her to pull her out of the water.”

Now, he’ll reportedly be facing the consequences for his presumable lack of regard for his daughter’s well being. Following her death, the father was arrested and is expected to face criminal charges.

“He was prosecuted and sued by the concerned authorities.”

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