Two Yeshivah Students Rescued After Drifting 5 km In Lake Kinneret And Unable To Return!
"So where are your Tzzizit?"
A near disaster occurred today (Wednesday) in the heart of the Sea of Galilee when two yeshiva students, residents of Jerusalem, were swept away in a rubber boat more than five kilometers from the coast without being able to return and without a means of rescue.
The initial report to the police was received at 8:00 am on a beach in the Sea of Galilee in Kinneret, which caught sight of the two young men as they drifted on the boat, far from the shoreline and unable to return.
Police officers from the Sea of Galilee were dispatched to the site and began searching for the two youths using technological means. Shortly afterwards, the two were located about 5.5 kilometers from the shoreline, when they had no means of rescue and tried unsuccessfully to venture ashore
The two yeshiva students, in their 20s, were rescued by the police and the police indicate that they were in mortal danger. The naval police officers transferred the two to safety.
According to the police, the two went into the rubber boat from Cholon beach, which is a unregulated. Winds then swept them to the heart of the lake, they were unable to row back and had to be rescued!