Soldier killed in training accident named as 20-year-old Evyatar Yosefi

The Israel Defense Forces identifies the soldier killed this morning in a training accident as Sgt. Evyatar Yosefi, 20, of Givat Shmuel.

Yosefi, who served in the Paratroopers Brigade, drowned while attempting to cross a rain-swollen stream in northern Israel during a navigation exercise.

Yosefi was promoted to the rank of sergeant upon his death.

The military is investigating the circumstances behind the accident.

— Judah Ari Gross

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