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.

Mordechai Sones , | updated: 6:01 PM

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.