Rabbi Menachem Bakush, a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT, on Tuesday saved the life of a local man in India who drowned in a nearby village.
Bakush, who currently lives in Manali and serves as a Chabad emissary to the area, keeps a fully stocked medical kit from United Hatzalah with him wherever he goes.
On Tuesday, he rushed over to a village named Majach and began performing CPR on the young man. After intense efforts, Bakush was successful at restoring the man’s pulse.
“I often get called by local people here in Manali or neighboring villages to assist when medical emergencies occur,” Bakush said. “My mission is to help others and that is exactly what I am doing.”
Bakush has been the Chabad Shaliach for the past five months. He and his family will be staying for another month before returning to Israel.