Amir Ohana, the Israeli man missing since Monday in Ukraine, suffers from epilepsy, his wife Meital tells Israel’s Channel 10.
“He has epilepsy, and there’s a fear that he suffered an epileptic seizure with no one nearby to help him,” she says.
Ohana was on a pilgrimage to the Ukrainian town of Uman, where the 18th-century Hassidic sage Nachman of Breslov is buried, when he disappeared.
“He was supposed to call me immediately after the end of the [Rosh Hashanah] holiday” on Tuesday evening, Meital says. “When he didn’t call I started to make all sorts of calls. After a few hours [a stranger] answered and I understood that he was missing.”
The Israeli consulate, a travel insurance company, local police and the Israeli rescue organization ZAKA have launched a massive search in the Uman area for Ohana, including diving into a local lake and sweeping through nearby forests.