Two Palestinian brothers drown near Tel Aviv beach, third brother survives

The third brother, 35, who was pulled from the water fully conscious, was examined on the spot and did not need medical treatment.

Israelis enjoy the beach in Tel Aviv, Aug. 4, 2020.  (photo credit: MIRIAM ALSTER/FLASH90)
Israelis enjoy the beach in Tel Aviv, Aug. 4, 2020.
(photo credit: MIRIAM ALSTER/FLASH90)
Two brothers, Ra'ad and Ziyad al-Amwassi, both around 40 from the Palestinian territories, drowned on Friday evening near the Etzel beach in Tel Aviv, after going swimming in the ocean with their younger brother.
MDA initially received a report of two men who had drifted from the shore on Friday night and pulled them from the water. MDA medics and paramedics performed CPR on one of them, a 40-year-old man, but were forced to determine his death.
The younger brother, 35, who was pulled from the water fully conscious, was examined on the spot and did not need medical treatment. The naval police began searching for the third brother, who was found shortly afterwards and pulled out from the water, but medical staff had to determine his death as well after CPR attempts failed.

Tomer Gosman, an MDA motorcycle-paramedic, said in a statement that "when we arrived at the scene, we saw a lot of people and there was a commotion. We were told to go toward the water line, and a few minutes later civilians pulled out of the water a 40-year-old unconscious man, not breathing and without a pulse. We provided him with medical treatment and performed advanced and prolonged resuscitation operations at the end of which we were forced to determine his death."
"A 35-year-old man was pulled from the water fully conscious and after an on-site inspection, did not need to be evacuated. He said there were three of them who came to hang out and went into the sea," the paramedic added.