American University student missing in Dubai - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

American University student missing in Dubai

Posted: Updated:
Adel Ait-Ghezala Adel Ait-Ghezala
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -

The wife and friends of an experienced Algerian diver who went missing 32 kilometers (20 miles) off Dubai say coastguard is searching for him after he disappeared in the waters almost 24 hours ago.

Rana Ghaleb says she was on the boat on Wednesday afternoon when her husband, Adel Ait-Ghezala, went free diving with two other friends, wearing only a wetsuit, flippers, goggles and a specialized watch. The group was spearfishing.

Ghaleb says her 35-year-old husband never emerged from the water.

Ait-Ghezala is a Ph.D. student at the American University in Washington D.C. The couple was visiting Dubai from their home in the United States.

A family friend says several boats, divers and a helicopter are involved in the search operation Thursday.


Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices