Hiker dies after 80 meter fall
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Hiker dies after 80 meter fall

Rescue services pronounce man dead after a complex rescue attempt in the Judean Desert

An illustrative photo of hikers overlooking the Dead Sea  (photo credit: Yossi Zamir/Flash90)
An illustrative photo of hikers overlooking the Dead Sea (photo credit: Yossi Zamir/Flash90)

A man in his thirties died from severe injuries after plummeting 80 meters during a hike in the Judean Desert, near the Dead Sea, Friday afternoon.

Ein Gedi rescue services pronounced the man dead after an hours-long effort to reach the injured hiker in the Salvadoura Valley.

Rescue workers succeeded in rescuing three other tourists who were hiking with the man. They were stuck helpless on a large boulder some 300 meters above ground.

 

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