A 50-year-old man drowned on a beach in Netanya on Monday, 2 Elul, hours before his grandson’s bris. The incident occurred north of the Argaman beach in the city, in an area unauthorized for swimming, near signs warning persons not to enter the water.
Kikar Shabbos News reports the victim was a shomer Shabbos individual, and he was in the water to toivel ahead of the bris.
United Hatzalah EMT Shimon Eliyahu explained that he and others began CPR after the man was extricated from the water and he was transported to a hospital with CPR in progress. He was R”L pronounced dead at Laniado Hospital in the city.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)