Germany: Israeli dies in canoe accident

25-year-old Modi'in man's body on way back home.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 14, 2010 17:37
Kayaking in the Yarkon River.

yarkon river 311. (photo credit: Courtesy)

A 25-year-old Israeli tourist from Modi'in died Friday evening four days after he was involved was involved in a canoe accident in Germany.

The Foreign Ministry reported that the embassy in Berlin is dealing with the transfer of the man's body back to Israel.

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The man's family have been informed of his death.

According to German media reports the man was part of a team of fouteen canoes carrying a total of twenty nine people, including both Germans and Israelis, that set out last Tuesday.

At a specific point the man's canoe overturned and he became trapped underneath in a whirlpool of water.

The man was taken to hospital in Hamburg for medical treatment but doctors were forced to pronounce his death after unsuccessfully trying to save him.


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