Tragedy in Har Hevron: 1-year-old baby drowns

Medical teams forced to pronounce death of infant who drowned in a tub of water in southern Har Hevron; 'this is a serious tragedy.'

Uzi Baruch ,

Tragedy in Shima
Tragedy in Shima
Har Hevron Spokesperson

An infant boy aged one-year-and-three-months-old drowned on Friday in a tub of water and died in Shima, in the Har Hevron regional council at the very southern edge of Judea.

Magen David Adom (MDA) medics and paramedics provided the baby with medical treatment and continued advanced resuscitation, but in the end were forced to pronounce the infant's death.

The baby was pulled out of the tub of water after having been trapped inside it for an unknown period of time. The Judea and Samaria district police emphasized that there is no suspicion of criminal activity in the incident.

Welfare teams of the town and Har Hevron regional council arrived at the family's home and are accompanying them through the tragic death.

MDA paramedic Elyashiv Amitai who lives in an adjacent town and who treated the infant said, "this is a serious tragedy. Outside of the home we saw the baby unconscious and not breathing, with no heartbeat."

"An MDA volunteer from the town started basic resuscitation activities and immediately we gave him life-saving medical treatment and advanced continued resuscitation with the help of a pediatrician from the adjacent town," said Amitai.

"After repeated efforts we were forced to determine his death."