A Tel Aviv Police Naval Patrol Unit rescued a 30-year-old man from drowning after being swept out to sea off the coast of Jaffa, according to the police spokesperson.
Bystanders noticed the young swimmer in distress, waving his hands for help and immediately alerted police of the incident.
Police responded immediately by calling the marine-based division of the local police department, a division of experienced officers who specialize in saving the lives of distressed swimmers.
The naval officers arrived at the scene on a small police watercraft, and with the guidance of local ground police forces, spotted the bather dangerously well off the Jaffa coast and swiftly pulled the man aboard the boat, effectively saving his life.
Paramedics were on location following the incident and upon arriving ashore, the man was transferred into medical custody.
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