Egypt navy rescues 8 Egyptians, 9 Malaysians off Red Sea coast

# 02:37
8 September 2017

 The Egyptian naval forces saved Thursday eight Egyptians and nine Malaysians after their tourist motorboat broke down and almost drowned off the northern Red Sea coast due to bad weather, the Egyptian military spokesman said in a statement, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

The forces responded to a distress call from the drowning tourist boat 35 nautical miles southeast of Safaga island of Red Sea Province and saved the 17 Egyptians and Malaysians, said Military Spokesman Tamer al-Refaay in the statement.

"Search is underway for an Egyptian who is still missing," said the spokesman.

He added that the rescued people have been taken to the Red Sea naval base and provided with necessary medical aid.