Israeli Man Drowns In Zambezi River Near Vic Falls, Body Retrieved; New Details Emerge

An Israeli citizen who drowned in the Zambezi River and whose body was found floating in the water on Tuesday, and retrieved by the police Sub Aqua Unit on Wednesday was 33 years old. His next of kin have already been notified of his death and  Israeli authorities are currently working to bring his body back to Israel for burial.

The man went missing on Tuesday in severe weather conditions and rescue efforts began the same day according to a statement from Israel’s Foreign Ministry.

Ayellet Black, Israel’s deputy ambassador and acting consul to South Africa, along with the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, began looking for the missing man upon being alerted to his disappearance.

The man worked in a skydiving club in the area, and the Zimbabwe Republic Police believe he was swept away by strong currents while swimming near the falls.


More: The Times of Israel

Zambezi River

Zambezi River is a river between the Zimbabwe and Zambia border. It is the largest river in Zimbabwe and Africa's fourth largest river . It flows for 2,700 kms into the Indian Ocean at its delta on the Mozambique coast. The Zambezi is home to... Read More About Zambezi River

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