Israeli Rescuers Try to Save Lives of Palestinian Men Who Drowned in Pond
Despite the best efforts of Israeli volunteer rescuers, two Palestinian men in their 20s drowned on Tuesday afternoon in a pond in the Jordan Valley .
The deaths occurred after a group of young Palestinians went for a swim in one of the natural ponds of the North Jordan Valley. When two of the swimmers disappeared, the others contacted local Israeli security forces, who summoned civilian and IDF search and rescue units.
The Israeli medical team administered CPR until a Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance arrived to ferry the men to a Palestinian Authority hospital, where they succumbed to their injuries.