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Two Men Rescued After Trapped by Flooding Near Jerusalem

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Two men were rescued On Thursday, it was reported that two men were rescued after they were trapped by flooding in the Arazim valley outside Jerusalem.

The Times of Israel reported that one of the men was trapped on the roof of his car.  

Edited by: JV Staff

As the man clung to the roof of his car, a rescue team in a rubber raft raced to the scene and extracted him using ropes, according to a JPost report. A helicopter was also deployed but an aerial evacuation was not needed.

He was then dramatically saved when rescuers waded into the rushing water and threw him a life preserver attached to a rope which was broadcast on live television.

A second man in the vehicle was rescued after falling in the water. One of the men was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, where he was undergoing treatment for hypothermia and was said to be in moderate condition, according to the TOI report.

Flooding caused by Thursday’s heavy rain caused numerous traffic disruptions as the police was forced to close routes across the country.

The rescue came a day after it was reported that prosecutors were expected to charge the former head of the Bnei Zion pre-military academy and a former counselor at the institution over their involvement in a desert hike last year in which 10 teenagers were swept to their deaths by a flash flood.  (JPost & TOI)

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