Two of Three Bodies Recovered in Kinneret Search


Police have confirmed that the bodies of two of three of the missing men who disappeared while swimming in the Kinneret on Wednesday Chol Hamoed Pesach have been recovered after navy and Zaka divers searched and swept the area for days, working with navy vessels equipped with sonar and with navy submarines. Area veterans from a local Kibbutz also assisted, using their boats to search.

The announcement was made late motzei last day of Pesach, as a police spokesman stated the bodies of Liron Karadi z”l, 17, and Nachman Itach z”l, 21, were recovered. Recovery efforts for the third person, Itamar Ochana, 19, continue.

The levaya for Nachman Itach will begin at 12:00PM at Har Menuchos in Yerushalayim.

The levaya for Lior Karadi will begin at 2:00PM in the Ohr Akiva Cemetery.

Published on isru chag Pesach in Eretz Yisrael.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photo Credit: Israel Police Spokesman Unit)


  1. BDE. At some point there needs to be some outreach effort to those segments of the tzibur where swimming skills are not routinely taught to children at school, camp or otherwise. It is a basic life skill that many of us take for granted but not always part of the lifestyle of some yiddin. Too many times we read of such tragedies.