Man drowns at Tel Aviv's Hilton Beach

During the twelve weeks of swimming season so far, lifeguards have worked shorter hours due to sanctions.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 19, 2016 10:50
Magen David Adom paramedics treating a man on Tel Aviv's Hilton Beach.

Magen David Adom paramedics treating a man on Tel Aviv's Hilton Beach. . (photo credit: MAGEN DAVID ADOM)

A man drowned Friday while swimming at Tel Aviv's Hilton Beach.

The man, in his 30s, was pulled out of the water by MDA paramedics who then performed basic resuscitation.

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He was transferred to Tel Aviv's Sourasky Medical Center for treatment where he later passed away.

Witnesses on scene stated that they saw the man floating face-down in the water near the shore and immediately notified the beach's lifeguards.

Since the start of swimming season on May 9 through the end of June, a total of 114 people were pulled out of the water and treated for drowning, and 21 have died, according to Magen David Adom. In addition to the dead, 10 were retrieved in serious or very serious condition.

MDA ambulance medics and paramedics treated 67 on Mediterranean beaches, five at the Dead Sea, one at Eilat, three at Kinneret beaches, one at Gan Hashlosha and the rest in private or public pools. During the twelve weeks of swimming season so far, lifeguards have worked shorter hours due to sanctions.

Judy Siegel-Itzkovich contributed to this article.


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