A man approximately 67-years-of-age drowned at Jerusalem Beach in Tel Aviv on Wednesday. Volunteers from United Hatzalah as well as ambulance teams from Magen David Adom responded to the emergency and performed CPR on the man. Teams in the field were forced to pronounce the man’s death after a lengthy resuscitative effort.
Head of the Tel Aviv Chapter of United Hatzalah Dani Shmueli relayed from the scene: “Passersby pulled the man out of the water. When we arrived we found him unconscious. He was not breathing and did not have a pulse. Together with other EMS personnel who arrived at the scene I performed CPR on the man in an attempt to save his life. Unfortunately, we were unsuccessful and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.”
Michael Dor an EMT with Magen David Adom relayed: “When I arrived, people motioned for me to come to the shoreline where I saw others performing CPR on a man who I had been told was pulled from the water. My team and I began advanced CPR. Unfortunately, we were unsuccessful and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.”
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)