Tragedy In Ashdod: Child Chokes to Death on a Balloon


mdaA 6-year-old Ashdod R”L girl died on motzei Shabbos the eve of 28 Iyar after being hospitalized in critical condition in Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot. Magen David Adom paramedics Chaim Mazar and Liron Rosenfeld treated the girl. “When we arrived the girl was unconscious in cardiac arrest. Family members told us they found her on the floor with a piece of a balloon which appears to have lodged in her airway” they explained.

“We tried to visualize the obstruction, albeit without success. We initiated advanced life support measures as she was transported. Her pulse returned as we neared the hospital. Doctors continued battling for her life when we handed her over to the hospital”.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)