Four people drown near Israel's beaches over weekend

Foreign worker drowns near Bat Yam, 50-year-old man drowns near Jaffa, two men in their twenties drown near Rishon Leziyon, Tel Aviv.

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A Filipino foreign worker drowned off the coast of Bat Yam on Saturday night. The man's companions attempted to rescue him but were unsuccessful. This was the fourth case of death by drowning over the weekend off Israel's coast. A 50-year-old man drowned near the Ajami Beach in Jaffa on Friday evening. His wife pulled him out of the water unconscious, but Magen David Adom paramedics could not resuscitate him and pronounced him dead. On Friday afternoon, Zaka Rescue Service divers pulled out of the water at Rishon Leziyon the body of a 22-year-old from Ramle, who had been missing since the previous night. An investigation found that the man entered the water with a friend after lifeguards left their stations on Thursday, and the two were swept deep into the sea. The man's friend, who managed to get ashore, alerted rescue services to the fact his friend was missing. He himself was lightly injured. Earlier, Tel Aviv District naval police officers pulled out of the water near the Dolphinarium Beach in Tel Aviv the body of a 21-year-old from east Jerusalem. The officers were called by three of the man's friends who said they went to swim and lost contact with him. A police helicopter assisted in the search.