Friday, November 16th | 8 Kislev 5779

May 25, 2018 9:37 am

Israeli Couple Rescued After Building ‘SOS’ Out of Rocks

avatar by

Email a copy of "Israeli Couple Rescued After Building ‘SOS’ Out of Rocks" to a friend

“SOS” in the Negev Desert, formed by a couple who got lost in southern Israel. Photo: Israel police. – Israeli Police rescue volunteers were able to locate a missing Tel Aviv couple lost in the Negev Desert on Tuesday thanks to an “SOS” sign they fashioned out of stones.

The couple was reported missing on Monday by their family after failing to be in contact on Sunday. The pair had not arrived at the room they booked at the Beresheet Hotel by the Ramon Crater, opting first to take a stroll.

After walking approximately 15 kilometers, they realized they were lost and created a shelter near Nahal Nekarot. The couple’s abandoned vehicle was found in the Ramon Crater.

The Negev Search and Rescue unit began hunting for the couple at 2 a.m. on Monday. A large-scale search with the use of a police helicopter, in cooperation with the Nature and Parks Authority, located the couple at around 10 a.m. on Tuesday, when it flew over a man waving next to a large “SOS” sign made of stones.

Related coverage

November 16, 2018 8:54 am

Israel’s Netanyahu Takes Over Defense Job as Coalition Falters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will take over the defense portfolio in his government after his defense minister resigned this...

The two were airlifted to a hospital, where they were treated for dehydration.

The hotel’s CEO, David Amor, presented the relieved couple with a free vacation courtesy of the hotel’s parent chain, Isrotel.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter Email This Article

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner