Rabbi's son electrocuted in Sinai

Teen electrocuted while trying to fix cables identified as Sde Tzofim rabbi's son.

Haim Lev ,

Yoel Nitsani
Yoel Nitsani
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The 18-year-old electrocuted in Sinai has been identified as Yoel Nitsani, son of Sde Tzofim rabbi Oded Nitsani. Yoel was electrocuted over the weekend while vacationing in Sinai, when he attempted to fix an electrical issue.

Investigations show the area was flooded by a storm and Yoel's feet were wet when he tried to fix an electrical issue in the hut he was vacationing in. Yoel accidentally electrocuted himself during the attempt and was brought to a local hospital in critical condition. He died of his wounds shortly thereafter.

The family is currently in Sinai for the purpose of positively identifying the body.

Israel's Foreign MInistry said, "The Unit for Israelis Abroad is helping the family in their time of distress. We are doing all we can to bring the body back to Israel."

Ironically, Nitsani volunteered in ZAKA.