Yerushalayim: Infant Drowns in Tub – Police Investigating


Police are investigating a tragic incident that occurred in Yerushalayim, a 3.5-year-old infant drowned in the bathtub. The infant is listed in critical condition in Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

According to police, the child was left unattended in the tub in the Givat Mordechai neighborhood of the capital. He was found unconscious, Zaka volunteers report, and CPR was started when EMS personnel arrived. Advanced life support measures began with the arrival of paramedics.

According to reports, the child, Akiva ben Adi is from a chareidi family.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. a 3.5 year hold is Not an infant he is a toddler- its so scary cuz there is nothing wrong with leaving that age in a bath(obviously not to much water) for a few minutes. he should just have a refuah shelaima! can we get a name for tehillim

  2. No child should be left in a bathtub unattended. Even if there was only a few inches of water in the tub, a child can drown. (BTW a three and a half year old child is not an infant anymore.)

  3. The child will b’ezras Hashem get well. The headline and story states that the child has drowned, which is boruch Hashem not the case and should be changed. Al tiftach peh l’satan.