Missing Beit Shemesh Resident Found After 11 Hour Search

“Beginning at midnight last night, volunteers from United Hatzalah in Beit Shemesh together with local police began searching for a resident of the Ramat Beit Shemesh neighborhood who had been missing since yesterday afternoon.

During the morning other volunteers from the neighborhood joined in the search efforts as well, as the resident had been missing for many hours at that point,” said David Leff, the Chapter head of United Hatzalah for the Beit Shemesh region.

“At around 11:00 a.m. this morning, the man was found on the mountain above Nachal Arugot street in RBS A. His condition had deteriorated significantly and he was very weak and unable to move on his own. Likewise, he had sustained some minor injuries while he was on the mountain top outside the of the city.”

After he was located by police, United Hatzalah volunteers rushed to the scene, treated and stabilized him, prior to his being transported to the hospital for further care.

Leff added, “I personally would like to thank all of the volunteers from United Hatzalah and the police force as well as the officers and residents who helped in this search. They gave up their sleep last night and their work hours this morning in order to save a life, and that is what community is all about.

Photos by United Hatzalah

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