FOUND! After Massive Search, 5 Chareidim Missing While Boating in Kinneret Have Been Rescued

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After an extensive search, the five Charieidm missing on the Kinneret were found by search crews on Sunday night.

A ZAKA source on the scene confirmed to YWN that all five were Bichasdei Hashem in good condition – and were being removed from the water by the United Hatzalah “ambuboat”. They were located by an Israel Police helicopter.

Police say that the boat overturned for reasons unknown, and they were able to sit on top of the boat until they were located by the police chopper..

Israel police said the group left the Dekel beach by boat at around 3:00PM, and were not seen for hours.

Boats, helicopters, as well as police cars searched the shoreline and water.

Some reports state the occupants are members of one family – reportedly from Yerushalayim. Haaretz is reporting that the group is a father, two of his sons, and two friends.

No further information has been released bu authorities as of this time.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)




8 COMMENTS

  1. The searchers on the ichud boat should be wearing PFDs if they are out on the water. The orange vest will not help them swim if they fall in.

  2. Wonderful! If they are part of anti Zionist community, they should go sit on the overturned Boat in the Lake until found and rescued by a friend.

  3. “Chevra- mi yodeah lischot (swim)?
    -Aff echad!” None of them knew how to swim! The gemara in kiddushin 29a brings down a shittah that one of things a father is mechuyav to his son (other than bris milah, pidyon haben, teach him torah etc), is to teach him how to swim. Nobody needs to become an Olympic swimmer, but everyone should learn the basics. It’s a vital skill that can come in handy in unexpected circumstances. I guess it’s not that common to have access to a pool in Yerushalayim, but still- maybe do laps in the mikveh….

  4. As the rescuer’s got close to the flipped over boat with six adults holding on he asked asked, “Anyone know how to swim?” Answer: “None of us!”
    A Father, two sons and two friends took a boat out on the Kinneret. The Kinneret is a massive sea that has strong currents.
    This is so wrong and irresponsible for many reasons!
    I hope the rescuer’s sit them down and admonish them for their careless and dangerous judgement!
    Is this common that Charedi Israelis do not learn to swim?
    I hope not!

  5. “As the rescuer’s got close to the flipped over boat with six adults holding on he asked asked, “Anyone know how to swim?” Answer: “None of us!”
    A Father, two sons and two friends took a boat out on the Kinneret. The Kinneret is a massive sea that has strong currents.
    This is so wrong and irresponsible for many reasons!
    I hope the rescuer’s sit them down and admonish them for their careless and dangerous judgement!
    Is this common that Charedi Israelis do not learn to swim?
    I hope not!” Now the kineret is not a sea it’s a fresh water lake not salt water and it does not have currents it has waves and inexperienced boat operators

    But b”h they are alive and well

  6. leahleh thanks for starting another hateful conversation everything was nice until you came along

    Why why are we so negative??