Thursday, November 14th | 16 Heshvan 5780

July 16, 2019 10:26 am

Body Turns Up of Rabbi Who Saved Student From Drowning

avatar by

False Cape State Park, Virginia Beach, Va. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – A body believed to be of a rabbi who went missing in the ocean in Virginia Beach while saving a student was found on Sunday by search and rescue volunteers.

Rabbi Reuven Bauman, a 35-year-old teacher at Yeshiva Toras Chaim in Norfolk, Va., was last seen around 12:30 pm on June 9 when he helped rescue a student—reported to being 11 years old, but in actually is 13—who was trapped by a current during a school trip to False Cape State Park.

Misakim of Maryland, a non-profit that assists members of the Jewish community dealing with hardship, in addition to rescue and recovery services, found Bauman’s body.

The US Coast Guard suspended its nearly 24-hour search on June 10.

Related coverage

November 14, 2019 11:55 am

Despite ‘Wonderful’ Meeting, Trump and Erdogan Fail to Resolve Conflicts

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday pushed Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to walk away from the purchase of a Russian...

“We never make the decision to suspend lightly, and in this particular case, it’s especially difficult,” said Capt. Kevin Carroll, commander of Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads. “We share our deepest sympathies with the family of a man who risked his own life to save another.”

Police said that a positive identification is expected to be made by the medical examiner’s office.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.