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Teenage Surfer Rescued From Drowning Near Nitzanim Beach

On Sunday morning just after 8:00 a.m., a teenage boy was surfing with his father when he suddenly lost control of his surfboard and plunged into the water. The boy somehow lost consciousness and didn’t resurface. The father, who was … Continue reading

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Two Torontonian Sisters and a Teanecker Friend Save A Life At A Beit Shemesh Pool

On Tuesday afternoon, just after 3:00 p.m., a man in his fifties was swimming in the community pool in Beit Shemesh. The man began to feel faint and grabbed one of the ropes on the side of the swimming lane … Continue reading

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Pre-Shabbat Tragedy Prevented on The Kinneret

 On Friday afternoon around 3:30 in the afternoon, a young woman who was wearing a lifejacket began to swim away from the beaches in Tiberias in order to enjoy the cool water of the Kinneret. After swimming for a short … Continue reading

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Lifeguard and Doctor Perform A Pool Rescue and Save a 3-Year-Old

On Wednesday evening, just after 5:00 p.m., United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Dr. Yonatan Ben-Nur was driving his ambucycle near his house at the entrance of the town Nitzan when he received an emergency alert in the neighboring town of Nitzanim. … Continue reading

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Finding the Motivation To Keep Going, Even When We Don’t Succeed

On Wednesday afternoon in Givat Ze’ev, a young boy just under two years old was playing in his backyard when he tripped and landed on the family’s jacuzzi. The jacuzzi was covered but due to the recent rains, a large … Continue reading

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Using Oxygen To Help Save A Drowning Man

Mishael Nahum is a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT who hails from the southern city of Ashkelon. Mishael is a core volunteer in the Ashkelon area ambucycle unit, and has been volunteering as an EMT for the past six years. The … Continue reading

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How Adapting Vehicles To The Emergency Lowers Response Times And Saves Lives

Earlier this month on a Tuesday afternoon, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Daniel Bakovza, received an emergency alert to a medical emergency that had taken place nearby. A man was swimming in the ocean near the beach in Ashdod when he … Continue reading

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Family Of Boy Who Drowned in Sedot Michah and Miraculously Survived Thanks First Responders Who Saved Their Son

On Tuesday morning a week ago, United Hatzalah volunteers were dispatched to a private pool at a vacation home in Sedot Michah where a two-year-old boy had drowned in a private pool. The volunteers who arrived performed CPR on the … Continue reading

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Sderot Hero Reunites With Man Who Saved His Life 12 Years Ago

Twelve years ago, Yaakov Bar Yochai, a resident of Sderot who is active in assisting those in need in the city no matter what time of day or night, was involved in a water ski accident in Eilat that left … Continue reading

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More Than Just A Winch

Menachem Goldberg volunteers as an EMT with United Hatzalah and serves as the chapter head for the Nahariya chapter. Two weeks ago, Goldberg responded to an emergency where the rescue he undertook involved a different type of lifesaving.    The … Continue reading

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