A 7-year-old girl who had fallen into a gushing river on Friday was rushed to Tel Hashomer Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
The severe weather of the past week in Israel turned the country’s slow and harmless rivers into gushing, foaming white waters, and one such river, near the Modi’in Orthodox Jewish neighborhood od Kiryat Sefer, was where the girl fell in and drowned.
The girl’s father said the river near his house was raging when his daughter apparently slipped and became adrift. Police and firefighters, as well as MDA teams, searched the river channel, and the lake which had been created by the heavy rain, in an attempt to locate the child.
Finally, she was found in the stream by a mobilized Zaka (a humanitarian voluntary organization) unit. After rescue forces pulled her from the water, a police helicopter carried her to a waiting intensive care van, where she was revived.
However, after reaching the Tel Hashomer Medical Center, doctors at the Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Wing had to determine her death, and deliver the message to her father.
The hospital said that the child arrived without a pulse and her body temperature was very low, and that a full hour of resuscitation efforts did not help. They had to call her death.
About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish news from around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you have something noteworthy to report? Submit your news story to us here.
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.
If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.