Holiday miracle:
'Avraham was completely dehydrated'

Avraham Mabert, 83, left house and disappeared for three days; Israel Dog Unit volunteers find him dehydrated after thorough search.

Mordechai Sones,

Job well done
Job well done
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Avraham Mabert, 83, from Hatzvi Street in Be'er Sheva, disappeared just before the Seventh day of Pesach. As the hours passed, fear for his life grew among his family. The police did not delay and immediately published a notice in local media and social networks. His picture and information were widely circulated, but he was not to be found.

Police and IDU confer
Israel Dog Unit

The Israel Dog Unit (IDU), which is engaged around the clock in finding missing persons and saving lives, were called in to augment the search. This is a unit of volunteers who undergo operational training at the highest level and are assisted with equipment and dogs trained for the task. Among other things, the unit is assisted by drones during searches, which complement the dogs' abilities. The IDU operates in full coordination with all official bodies in Israel.

Searches for Avraham were conducted throughout the city of Be'er Sheva. IDU The volunteers searched many places in Be'er Sheva according to information where the missing man may have been, but with no results.

Scope of search
Israel Dog Unit

Ultimately Avraham was found behind the new cemetery on the third day of searches. "He was completely dehydrated. It's a miracle that we found him," said the IDU Spokesman. "He was rushed to the hospital where he was treated and administered fluids."

Avraham is now in his home in good condition.

IDU Mobile Headquarters
Israel Dog Unit



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