After an extensive search by numerous rescue workers, the body of a frum young man who disappeared Monday night while swimming off the coast of a Tel Aviv beach was found.
Yehoshua Ben Paz, a 25-year-old father of two from the Givat Shaul neighborhood of Jerusalem and a student in Rabbi Shalom Ber Sorotzkin’s Kollel, had been missing since last night after entering the sea near the Dolphinarium in Tel Aviv.
His body was found after 10-hour search and was identified by his family.
MDA paramedic Daniel Goss, who was at the scene throughout the night, said: “Near midnight, we were called to a possible drowning near the Dolphinarium. An intensive care unit arrived at the scene, seeing a 25-year-old young man who was upset. He told us that he and another young man were swimming in the sea when, at one point, he heard his friend screaming, after which he immediately disappeared into the water.
“He explained that he left the water to call for help. Naval police, helicopters and a large force arrived and searched throughout the night. There were also family members, friends and citizens who came to help. This morning, close to 10 a.m., an MDA team pulled from the sea a 25-year-old youth with no signs of life and had to declare his death.”
MDA added that: “We urge all citizens not to enter the sea in any way on unspecified beaches, and certainly not at night, when there are no lifeguards on the beach.”