Police forces find missing soldier, healthy

Hundreds of IDF troops, police and civilian volunteers had searched all day for the 19 year old missing since the morning.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 4, 2012 23:45
Eshel Zilberstein

Eshel Zilberstein. (photo credit: Courtesy / Israel Police)

 
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Police forces Sunday night found missing soldier Eshel Zilberstein, who failed to show up at his Air Force base Sunday morning. Zilberstein was in good health.

The Air Force cadet lives in northern Israel, and was supposed to be at the Hatzerim base on Sunday. At the time of his disappearance, he had last been seen at a shopping mall near Beit Yanai Junction, north of Netanya.

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Zilberstein was on leave, and was expected back at the Hatzerim airbase in southern Israel.

Police scrambled a helicopter to assist search efforts on the ground.

Hundreds of police, backed by sniffer dogs and soldiers assisted in the search.

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