Argentinean tourist, 68, drowns in Dead Sea

Argentinean tourist, 68, drowns in Dead Sea

Man pulled from water by lifeguard, collapses and fails to respond to resuscitation efforts

A 68-year-old tourist drowned in the Dead Sea Wednesday, according to the Magen David Adom ambulance service.

The man, said to be an Argentine national, was seen struggling in the salty waters of the Dead Sea by other beachgoers at the popular seaside shopping and hotel complex at Ein Bokek.

A Magen David Adom intensive care ambulance at Ein Bokek on the shores of the Dead Sea after an Argentinean tourist drowned offshore. (Courtesy MDA)

A lifeguard rushed into the water and dragged the man to shore, where he collapsed.

When medics arrived, the man was not breathing and had no pulse. After an attempt at resuscitation, medics were forced to pronounce him dead at the scene.

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