A young man in his 20s drowned Wednesday evening in the Kineret off the separate beach in Teveria.
United Hatzalah volunteer first responders who arrived at the scene performed CPR on the young man in an attempt to save his life.
United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Shlomi Feder reported, “I received the alert to the drowning as I was nearby, at the tomb of Rabbi Meir which is located next to the beach. When I arrived, the lifeguards were pulling the young man out of the water, he was not breathing and had no pulse. I began performing CPR on the young man.”
“As other first responders arrived, they joined in the effort to try and save his life. He was transported to the hospital in critical condition while still undergoing CPR. Due to the nature of the incident, United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit were dispatched to the scene to provide emotional and psychological stabilization to eyewitnesses and family members,” Feder said.