Young man seriously injured after falling into sinkhole over the weekend

April 19, 2009 09:39


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A young man was seriously injured over the weekend when he fell into a sinkhole near the Dead Sea. Idan Shadmi was hiking in the area with his girlfriend Liat Hertz and another friend when the ground fell away from beneath Hertz, and she nearly fell down the 20-meter hole. "Idan was right behind me, and came in a second to help me," Hertz told Army Radio on Sunday. "He managed to push me out a bit, and then fell in." Shadmi was evacuated by rescue teams and taken to the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem.

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