15 rescued by helicopter from roof in Haifa due to flooding

January 8, 2013 20:59


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IDF helicopters and crews from uni 669 rescued 15 people stuck on the roof of a building in Baka al Gharbiyye in the Haifa district on Tuesday night, as rising water levels threatened to sweep them away.

Helicopters rescued them one by one. The decision to evacuate them by helicopter was taken after rescue crews were unable to reach them from the ground.

Magen David paramedics took the people to Meir hospital in Kfar Saba as they were suffering for Hypothermia.

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