Missing 14-year-old boy found alive and well

Ya'acov Shinkolevsky disappeared during family hike near Haifa; is evacuated to Rambam for checkup.

rescue forces missing boy 248.88 (photo credit: Shai Va'aknin/MDA)
rescue forces missing boy 248.88
(photo credit: Shai Va'aknin/MDA)
The 14-year-old Bnei Brak boy who was lost Tuesday during a trek with his family near Nahal Galim south of Tirat Hacarmel was found by a search party on Wednesday morning in good condition. Police had feared for his life. The boy, who has a dozen siblings, was found in a weak condition but Magen David Adom medics gave him infusions and took him to Haifa's Rambam Medical Center, where he was treated further and hospitalized for tests. The parents had not taken enough water with them, so the boy, Ya'acov Shinkolevsky, went back to the car to get more and disappeared. He was found about 10 kilometers away from the family car. As a result of several cases in which trekkers who are not used to the outdoors, especially haredim, have gotten into trouble, MDA urged taking at least five liters of water a day per person, wearing light clothes that allow perspiration to evaporate and spending as much time as possible in shady, cool areas. Wear hats and use sunscreen with a high level of protection. Choose a path suited to the physical strength of the participants and avoid setting out when it is very hot. In the case of a person becoming confused and semiconscious, call MDA at 101 immediately.