In the afternoon hours of Sunday, a boat containing a mother and her five children, all under the age of 10, began drifting out toward the sea's breakwater in the Lachish area.
The woman's husband was tens of meters ahead in the high tide when Coastal Police, on a boat and motorbike, rescued the father from the violent waves, and returned the boat to safety.
The family had set out earlier on a cruise, but lost control of the motor when a rope got tangled in it.
When the father realized the source of the motor issues, he swam under to try to release the rope and get the engine running again; meanwhile, the boat was steadily drifting toward the breakwater.
One of the children threw an anchor down, saving the boat from flailing further out to sea, and allowing the Coastal Police to rescue them.