10-year-old boy drowns off the coast of Atlit

Naval crew pulls body out of the Mediterranean

A 10-year-old boy drowned on Sunday off the coast of Atlit, south of Haifa. The boy entered the water with a friend, and his parents notified the police after their son did not come out of the water.

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Israeli Navy ships located the boy, pulled him out of the water unconscious, and brought him to a nearby military port, but Magen David Adom paramedics could not resuscitate him.

Sunday’s incident was the third case in the past week when a child drowned or nearly drowned at an Israeli beach. Earlier on Sunday a 4-year-old boy died a day after nearly drowning in the Sea of Galilee. Last Wednesday, an 18-month-old fell into shallow water at the Sea of Galilee and was rushed to the hospital in serious condition.

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