Ashdod: Rescuer Drowns After Saving Woman

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A 30-year-old man drowned on Sunday at the Ashdod beach after rescuing a young woman from drowning.

“When I arrived at the undeclared beach, I saw a man about 30 meters from the water line lying unconscious near the water line, and the rescuer from the nearby beach was performing basic CPR operations,” said Liron Biton, an MDA paramedic. “I was told that the man had lost consciousness in the water while trying to help the young woman who was drowning.”

The 23-year-old woman was treated at the scene by Magen David Adom paramedics, and is expected to survive.

The fatality at the beach is one of over 50 deaths in Israel this summer from drowning.

Read more at Arutz Sheva.

{Matzav.com}

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