60-year-old man killed in fall from cliff while hiking in Ein Gedi

Hikers walk next to sinkholes across a dried-up sea area which exposed and created a salt plain, some 20 kilometers south of Kibbutz Ein Gedi in the southern part of the Dead Sea, on January 15, 2021. (Menahem KAHANA / AFP)
Hikers walk next to sinkholes across a dried-up sea area which exposed and created a salt plain, some 20 kilometers south of Kibbutz Ein Gedi in the southern part of the Dead Sea, on January 15, 2021. (Menahem KAHANA / AFP)

A 60-year-old man is killed when he fell from a cliff while hiking in the Ein Gedi nature reserve area near the Dead Sea, medics say.

An IDF medical team, working together with Magen David Adom medics, tried to resuscitate the man but was forced to declare him dead at the scene.

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