Two frum men from New York were swept into the ocean on the coast of Miami, Florida, today and passed away.
According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, a group of five people were hanging out at the beach off Collins Avenue and 140th Street.
“Today we had a call about five victims in distress (and) we deployed a jet ski,” Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Tiago Choze said. “Unfortunately, those people were in an unguarded area, so my recommendation to them is please always swim near a lifeguard.”
Two men are being treated at Aventura Medical Center. A fifth is said to have emerged unscathed.
R’ Yitzchok Rosenberg obm was the Rosh HaKahal of the Satmar Kehilah in Williamsburg, under the leadership of the Satmar Rebbe of Kiryas Yoel, HaRav Aron Teitlebaum Shlita.
He was the owner of the Rose Castle Hall in Williamsburg, as well as Exclusive Doors, Certified Lumber, Boro Park Lumber and other businesses.
R’ Chaim Parnas obm was a prominent member of the Satmar Kehilah in Kiryas Yoel, where he was a longtime resident.
The two were part of a group of men who were at the Haulover Beach off of Collins Avenue in North Miami Beach. The others are R’ Anshel Hershkowitz, R’ Yitzchok Englander and R’ Wertzberger.
Community members are working with local authorities to release the bodies, which will be flown to New York by private jet for burial.
Baruch Dayan Haemes.