An IDF soldier who was badly injured Sunday afternoon when he fainted during a training exercise was felled by heat stroke, an IDF investigation has concluded. The 20-year-old soldier is a lone immigrant from Los Angeles who is serving a full term in the IDF.
The soldier was participating in an eight kilometer run Sunday with dozens of other soldiers in his Nachal unit. He keeled over upon completing the run and returning to his base outside Beit Lid. The soldier was given first aid on the spot and then taken to a hospital in Hadera for treatment.