21-year-old drowns, dies in Haifa
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21-year-old drowns, dies in Haifa

MDA rescue personnel unable to save Nesher native Roman Naftali

Yifa Yaakov is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

A 21-year-old Nesher resident died Saturday afternoon after drowning at Haifa’s southernmost beach.

Roman Naftali drowned early Saturday afternoon at the Student Beach, located near Atlit.

The Student Beach is not operated by the municipality.

Naftali was pulled out of the water and given emergency medical treatment by an MDA team. However, he died at the scene.

Haifa police were investigating the incident.

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