A man aged about 60 fell to his death Saturday during a family hike at Nahal Prat (Wadi Kelt), near Kfar Adumim, between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea.
An initial police investigation determined that the man, a resident of central Israel, was walking down a narrow path when slid and fell into the ravine from a height of about 50 meters – more than 160 feet – and suffered mortal injuries to his head.
An Israel Air Force (IAF) helicopter was called into action to locate the man. After finding him, IAF and Magen David Adom teams tried to resuscitate him but had to determine his death a short time later.
His body was extricated from the ravine and taken by helicopter to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.