Germany: Israeli dies in canoe accident

25-year-old Rishon man's body on way back home.

yarkon river 311 (photo credit: Courtesy)
yarkon river 311
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Gili Zamir, a 25-year-old Israeli tourist from Rishon Lezion, died Saturday morning, four days after he was seriously injured in a canoe accident in Germany.
The Foreign Ministry reported that the embassy in Berlin is dealing with the transfer of the man's body back to Israel.
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The man's family have been informed of his death.
According to German media reports the man was part of a team of fouteen canoes carrying a total of twenty nine people, including both Germans and Israelis, that set out last Tuesday.
At a specific point the man's canoe overturned and he became trapped underneath in a whirlpool of water.
The man was taken to hospital in Hamburg for medical treatment but doctors were forced to pronounce his death after unsuccessfully trying to save him.