yarkon river 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Gili Zamir, a 25-year-old Israeli tourist from Rishon Lezion, died Saturday morning, four days after he was seriously injured in a canoe accident in Germany.
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The Foreign Ministry reported that the embassy in Berlin is dealing with the transfer of the man's body back to Israel.
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.