Vacation resort for soldiers in Ashkelon

IDF soldier dies after drowning in pool during social function with unit

Soldier pulled out of pool unconscious and paramedics who arrived at the scene had to pronounce him dead; military says circumstances of incident under investigation

Yoav Zitun |
Published: 08.04.22, 13:57
The IDF reported on Thursday that a soldier died the previous day after apparently drowning during a social function with their unit in the southern city of Ashkelon.
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  • "The circumstances of the incident are under investigation and a message was delivered to his family," IDF Spokesperson's Unit said in a statement.
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    Vacation resort for soldiers in Ashkelon
    Vacation resort for soldiers in Ashkelon
    Vacation resort for soldiers in Ashkelon
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    Ambulance service Magen David Adom said they had received a report about a soldier that was pulled unconscious out of a pool around 5pm Wednesday.
    Paramedics who arrived at the scene had to pronounce the soldier dead after prolonged resuscitation efforts.
    "When we arrived, we saw a young unconscious soldier by the pool," Paramedic Maxim Nizri told Ynet. "He wasn't breathing and had no pulse when people on the scene started to provide him with medical treatment."
    "They told us the lifeguard pulled him out of the water already unconscious. We gave him medical treatment and performed advanced and prolonged resuscitation, but to no avail, and we had to pronounce him dead."
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