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4 men drown at beaches in central Israel over two days

37 Israelis have drowned since March, after series of fatalities in Tel Aviv, Bat Yam, Mikhmoret

Ambulances are seen at an undeclared beach near Zichron Yaakov, on July 24, 2021. (Magen David Adom)
Illustrative: Ambulances are seen at an undeclared beach near Zichron Yaakov. (Magen David Adom)

Two men drowned onTuesday near the central coastal communities of Bat Yam and Mikhmoret, after two others drowned a day earlier.

Magen David Adom said that its medics treated three people on Tuesday who nearly drowned near Mikhmoret. After resuscitation efforts, they pronounced one of them, a man in his 30s, dead.

A man in his 20s was evacuated to the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera in moderate condition from Mikhmoret’s beach, MDA said. The third man did not require hospitalization.

On Tuesday afternoon, a 48-year-old man almost drowned at a beach near Palmachim. He was evacuated to the Tel Hashomer Hospital in Tel Aviv in serious condition, MDA said.

Earlier on Tuesday, paramedics tried to resuscitate a man in his 50s, who drowned near Bat Yam, but were forced to pronounce him dead.

The incidents came after a man in his 40s drowned at a beach in nearby Tel Aviv overnight. First responders from the Magen David Adom ambulance service tried to resuscitate the man and took him to the city’s Ichilov Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

On Monday afternoon, a man in his 50s drowned near Bat Yam.

Citing figures from Magen David Adom, Channel 12 news said that 37 Israelis have drowned since the start of the swimming season in March.

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