By COLlive staff
The search continues for a Virginia Jewish Day Camp Rabbi who was swept out to sea Tuesday while attempting to rescue a child.
Local media in Virginia are reporting that the U.S. Coast Guard has suspended search efforts for Rabbi Reuven Bauman on Wednesday, VIN News reported.
Yeshiva World News reports that U.S. Coast Guard cutters were seen in the water searching as late as 12 pm Wednesday, as well as various Shomrim, Misaskim and Hatzolah volunteer crews who are continuing to search for the teacher.
Virginia Beach Fire Department and the Virginia Marine Police are continuing their search, as police boats are currently in the water and a chopper is scanning the shorelines, YWN reported.
Misaskim and Shomrim from Baltimore are enroute, and are making their way to Virginia along with a boat to assist in searching the water.
Hatzolah Air has an airplane searching from above, and rangers will also be going up and down the shoreline with ATV’s every few hours in the hope that a clue washes up, they said.
Tehillim and prayers are being said around the world for Rabbi Reuven Tzvi ben Esther Baila Bauman, a Rebbi at Yeshiva Toras Chaim in Norfolk, Virginia, who went missing in the waters at a Virginia beach on Tuesday.
WVEC reported that the teacher was with a group of 20 students when he saw one of them struggling in the water so he went in to help. The student was able to get out, but the teacher has not been located.