American tourist died during a hiking tour near Eilat

The American youth went missing on Saturday; his remains were airlifted from a canon near Mount Solomon on Sunday.

March 11, 2019 00:02
Mount Solomon where the body of an American citizen was found

Mount Solomon where the body of an American citizen was found. (photo credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)


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The remains of an American hiker were found on Sunday near Mount Solomon, about 10 km. (six miles) north of Eilat, Ynet reported.

The young man’s body was discovered in a canyon hundreds of meters deep. Members of a police rescue unit were able to reach the youth and establish that he showed no sign of life. It is believed that he died after falling into the canyon.

The IDF Search and Rescue team 669 was called to airlift his remains by helicopter.
Eilat police opened an investigation into circumstances of the death. No criminal motives were suspected as of Sunday.

The US Embassy in Israel was notified of the death, and the diplomatic staff contacted the man’s family in the US.

A report about a missing hiker was received on Saturday morning. Security forces sent trackers and deployed drones and helicopters to find him.

This is a developing story.


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