A 55-year-old Israeli citizen has died during Rosh Hashanah celebrations on Sunday in Uman, Ukraine.
The Foreign Ministry is working with local officials to help bring the man's body back to Israel for burial.
The man is reported to have collapsed at the entrance to Rabbi Nachman's burial site in front of his children. Paramedics performed CPR at the scene but he was declared dead soon after.
Medical officials on the incident
"At noon on the holiday, we were informed of a man who collapsed and lost consciousness," said Naftali Rabinowitz, Operations Commander of the Uman Rescue Union. "The medics and the staff of the Uman clinic performed CPR on him, including giving him electric shocks in an attempt to save his life, but unfortunately they had to pronounce his death."
"The medics and the staff of the Uman clinic performed CPR on him, including giving him electric shocks in an attempt to save his life, but unfortunately they had to pronounce his death."Naftali Rabinowitz
Mates Shapira, head of the Uman Rescue Union branch, updated that "ambulances will remain on standby until Yom Kippur with medics working in shifts around the clock."
The Deputy Director of the Uman Rescue Union Operations Department said "The medical teams of the Rescue Union in Uman secure the safety of everyone with round-the-clock shifts. So far, the ambulances of the Rescue Union have evacuated over 250 people who needed further medical assistance to the Uman clinic."