Man rescued after jump into sea from Rambam emergency room

Young man brought for examination at Haifa's Rambam Hospital suddenly escapes emergency room, runs towards beach, jumps into water.

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Mordechai Sones, | updated: 18:01

Rambam Medical Center, Haifa
Rambam Medical Center, Haifa
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The rapid response of Rambam hospital's security department and the naval policing of the Israel Police saved the life of a young man who escaped from the emergency room and jumped into the sea, reported Kikar Shabbat.

A young man who was brought for examination at Rambam Hospital in Haifa from another hospital due to a complaint about pain suddenly escaped the emergency room and started a sprint towards the beach adjacent to the hospital.

Rambam's security guards followed him, but he jumped into the water and began to wade deep into the sea while fully dressed.

A police patrol boat responded quickly to the hospital security center's call and arrived to the area within a few minutes.

The policemen tried to bring the young man closer by throwing him a life-saver, but he tried to evade the boat itself. Finally, the police approached him and managed to grab him by a pole and then hoisted him onto the boat.

The young man was returned to the hospital for further treatment and was reported in good condition.