A 40-year-old man fell to his death Tuesday while hiking in Wadi Og in the West Bank near the Dead Sea. Search and rescue personnel from the police and the IDF managed to evacuate the man’s body from the scene but there was no possibility to save his life.
Police said initial investigations indicate the man fell off a walking path on the way down to the Wadi, but that the probe is not yet complete.
Also on Tuesday, police search and rescue volunteers responded to a call at Nahal Shani near Eilat, where they managed to evacuate a hiker with a broken leg who was stuck and unable to exit the area. They also responded to a call from a family that had driven a 4x4 off into a nearby area of sand dunes and had flipped their vehicle.
Since the Passover holiday began at the end of last week, police and paramedics have responded to a large number of calls from Israelis injured or stranded in nature areas, in particular in the South.