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News and updates about missing persons

Missing woman rescued from winter storm

Israel Dog Unit volunteers locate and save a woman after 36 hours of searching through wind, cold, and rain.

Missing woman rescued from winter storm

Israel Dog Unit continues search for Oct. 7 victims

Searches are still underway to determine the fate of the October 7th massacre victims.

Israel Dog Unit continues search for Oct. 7 victims

The last rescue of 2023

The Israel Dog Unit helps find a missing person in a midnight search in the Tzfat region.

The last rescue of 2023

Israel Dog Unit raises alert status in northern Israel

New dogs and handlers are being trained at an increased rate to prepare the organization for any emergency.

Israel Dog Unit raises alert status in northern Israel

Missing man declared kidnapped in Gaza

New evidence shows man missing from Gaza region was kidnapped by Hamas.

Missing man declared kidnapped in Gaza

Family of missing man learns he was murdered

Family of Ravid Katz, father of three missing since October 7, learns of his death.

Family of missing man learns he was murdered

Search for the Oct 7 victims continues

The Israel Dog Unit continues to check every place where the remains of the Oct. 7th massacre victims could be found.

Search for the Oct 7 victims continues

Archaeologists ID remains of at least 10 people believed missing

Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists aid IDF in efforts identify remains in homes burnt by Hamas terrorists in October 7 massacre.

Archaeologists ID remains of at least 10 people believed missing

Dozens of missing are found alive in Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha

National emergency command center receives tipoff regarding group of civilians in distress - and locates 30 missing people.

Dozens of missing are found alive in Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha

'We have lost the best of our sons and daughters'

Newly appointed Coordinator for the Captives and Missing Brig.-Gen. Gal Hirsch says: We are in the midst of a difficult war.

'We have lost the best of our sons and daughters'

Historic rescue training course in Samaria

For the first time ever, Israeli rescue organizations earned American National Association For Search And Rescue certification.

Historic rescue training course in Samaria

Search ongoing for man vanished after collision near Haifa

Volunteers in the search were accosted by residents who prevented them from reaching parts of the region.

Search ongoing for man vanished after collision near Haifa

Hostile confrontations in search for missing man near Haifa

Witnesses claim driver who fled the scene of a collision crashed as part of an attack against an Arab community.

Hostile confrontations in search for missing man near Haifa

Man rescued after being stuck in elevator for a day

An eighty-year-old man was missing for a day after being trapped in an elevator for nearly twenty-four hours.

Man rescued after being stuck in elevator for a day

Midnight search near Mazkeret Batya

A disappearance from the Rehovot area sparked a search effort that lasted throughout the night and into the next day.

Midnight search near Mazkeret Batya

Two girls kidnapped by their mother located

Sisters Sara and Liba Goldschmidt, who were born in the US and were visiting Israel, located.

Two girls kidnapped by their mother located

Two girls suspected kidnapped by their mother

Two girls from the United States are suspected to have been kidnapped by their mother to prevent them returning to their father's custody.

Two girls suspected kidnapped by their mother

Two lost Palestinian Authority children located in Israeli town

Two children who had gone missing from the Palestinian Authority over Shabbat were found in a nearby Israeli town.

Two lost Palestinian Authority children located in Israeli town

Body of missing man located near Haifa

Body of a man who had been gone for three weeks located near Haifa.

Body of missing man located near Haifa

Northern Israel's emergency forces prepare for stranded hikers

A meeting was held in Tzfat to prepare all emergency forces for the missing person cases that may occur over summer vacation.

Northern Israel's emergency forces prepare for stranded hikers

Search for missing Haifa man enters fifth day

The Israel Dog Unit, a Samaria-based SAR organization, and volunteers from local kibbutzim are searcing through heat and rough terrain.

Search for missing Haifa man enters fifth day

IDU teams up with medical experts to find Alzheimer's patients

Experts on dementia meet search and rescue teams from the Israel Dog Unit to study how best to search for dementia victims.

IDU teams up with medical experts to find Alzheimer's patients

Minister of Galilee visits Meron search and rescue station

Minister Yitzchak Wasserlauf met with the volunteers working to solve several disappearances in the Galilee region.

Minister of Galilee visits Meron search and rescue station

Missing man rescued in Ashkelon

A seventy-five-year-old man was located alive after two days wandering around Ashkelon, just before plunging into the nearby woods.

Missing man rescued in Ashkelon

Five people on board missing submarine are dead

Authorities say submersible which went missing near the wreckage of the Titanic imploded and killed everyone on board.

Five people on board missing submarine are dead

Israel Dog Unit trains canine operators from across Israel

A special workshop held today introduced dog handlers to a series of fundamentals for use of working dogs in several applications.

Israel Dog Unit trains canine operators from across Israel

Israel Dog Unit bids farewell to heroic search dog

Aisha, a 14-year-old Malinois, had taken part in numerous rescue missions before passing away yesterday.

Israel Dog Unit bids farewell to heroic search dog

Special conference for families of missing persons in Tel Aviv

Families with missing loved ones came together to hear from professionals in the field of locating the missing.

Special conference for families of missing persons in Tel Aviv

Appreciation event for team who retrieved Israeli from Jordan

Appreciation event in Kiryat Malachi honors the individuals who helped retrieve an Israeli man from a Jordanian hospital.

Appreciation event for team who retrieved Israeli from Jordan

Missing Israeli man found in Jordanian hospital

Man who suffered PTSD from a rocket strike near his home as a child reunites with his family 2 years after disappearing.

Missing Israeli man found in Jordanian hospital

Families of missing persons meet search and rescue workers

Israel Dog Unit hosts event allowing families of missing persons to meet the volunteers searching for their loved ones.

Families of missing persons meet search and rescue workers

IDU saves woman in Haifa

Volunteers from the Israel Dog Unit saved an elderly woman lost in the woods near Haifa this morning.

IDU saves woman in Haifa

Appeal for public assistance locating missing persons in Meron

Three people have gone missing in the Meron area, and never been found. The public celebrating Lag B'Omer there is asked to help find them.

Appeal for public assistance locating missing persons in Meron

Israel Dog Unit saves a life near Sderot

Sara Tautang was found after being missing for forty hours, in a state of heat exhaustion, by an Israel Dog Unit volunteer.

Israel Dog Unit saves a life near Sderot

Israel Dog Unit remembers the fallen and the missing

The Israel Dog Unit remembers both its volunteers killed during their service in the IDF and those whose fate was never known.

Israel Dog Unit remembers the fallen and the missing

After four days: Missing yeshiva student found dead

Body of 22-year-old yeshiva student who went swimming in Kinneret is pulled from lake by IDF.

After four days: Missing yeshiva student found dead

Israel Dog unit runs joint exercise with IDF officers' course

Potential IDF officers came to the Israel Dog unit to learn the organization's capabilities in responding to various kinds of emergencies.

Israel Dog unit runs joint exercise with IDF officers' course

Search for missing woman turns dangerous

A live grenade and a hostile suspect challenged searchers looking for a Haifa woman missing from her home.

Search for missing woman turns dangerous

Stranded hiker rescued from Nahal Amud nature preserve

A 60-year-old man was located after hours spent walking, with no water or any way to find a trail out of the forest.

Stranded hiker rescued from Nahal Amud nature preserve

British actor Julian Sands missing in California mountains

Sands, 65, was first reported missing Friday on a trail on Mt. Baldy. Search and rescue crews continue looking for him.

British actor Julian Sands missing in California mountains

Missing Israeli found on Egyptian border

An Israeli man reported missing a year ago has been located on the Israeli-Egyptian border near Eilat.

Missing Israeli found on Egyptian border

Missing Jerusalem man rescued from extreme cold

The Israel Dog Unit located a man in the early hours of Sunday morning, saving him from extreme cold and preexisting medical conditions.

Missing Jerusalem man rescued from extreme cold

"Missing persons can be found even after years"

The Israel Dog Unit conducted renewed searches in the Mount Meron and Safed area for the three missing people in the area. The chances and t

"Missing persons can be found even after years"

One month later, missing man laid to rest

Ilan Zack has been laid to rest after a month of searching and a request to Interpol for help.

One month later, missing man laid to rest

Two teens missing, only one found

Two haredi teens made headlines this week - one for being found, and one for still being missing.

Two teens missing, only one found

Samaria dog unit trains dogs to protect Jordan Valley kibbutzim

The Israel Dog Unit is training working dogs to help Jordan Valley communities defend themselves in case of terrorism or disaster.

Samaria dog unit trains dogs to protect Jordan Valley kibbutzim

Coordinator for Captives and Missing Persons steps down

Yaron Blum to step down on October 31 after 5 years of being in charge of efforts to return Israel's missing.

Coordinator for Captives and Missing Persons steps down

Missing boy's mother buys him clothes for brother's bar mitzva

Gitty Kleinerman, whose son Moishe has been missing nearly 6 months, says she has a 'strong feeling' he'll be home for brother's bar mitzva.

Missing boy's mother buys him clothes for brother's bar mitzva

Police call on IDF to assist in search for missing 16-year-old

"We have ways and means Israel Police doesn't have," says IDF Major. "We'll do our very best to find Moishe."

Police call on IDF to assist in search for missing 16-year-old

Parents of missing child contact police - hours later

Parents of missing three-year-old contact police just prior to child being transferred to foster care.

Parents of missing child contact police - hours later

Israel Dog Unit searching for missing man in Yavneh

36-year-old Asiyan Natan vanished without a trace three days ago. Authorities are growing increasingly worried for his safety.

Israel Dog Unit searching for missing man in Yavneh

Israel Dog Unit goes bushwhacking looking for missing teen

Day 140 of the search for the missing Avraham Moshe Kleinerman sees searchers cutting their way through the deepest brush around Meron.

Israel Dog Unit goes bushwhacking looking for missing teen

Police: Gag order on missing teen's disappearance extended

Following release of suspects in Moishe Kleinerman's disappearance, police announce extension of gag order on the case.

Police: Gag order on missing teen's disappearance extended

After 72 hours: Missing couple found safe and sound

The man and woman reported missing in northern Israel were found safe and sound. Unanswered questions remain.

After 72 hours: Missing couple found safe and sound

Two more suspects arrested in disappearance of teen

Police arrest two additional suspects, begin interrogating them, in quest to find 16-year-old Moishe Kleinerman.

Two more suspects arrested in disappearance of teen

Mother of missing teen: 'Moishe knew the suspect'

Mother of Moishe Kleinerman, who has been missing for several months, says her son 'spoke about' the newly-arrested suspect.

Mother of missing teen: 'Moishe knew the suspect'

New development in search for missing teen

Nearly four months after Moishe Kleinerman disappeared, there has been a development in the investigation.

New development in search for missing teen

Haredi youth missing from hospital

Yisrael Yehuda Cohen, 22, was last seen leaving a Jerusalem hospital.

Haredi youth missing from hospital

MK's missing grandmother found

Simi Elimelech, 84, found after being missing for over a day. She is deaf and communicates using sign language.

MK's missing grandmother found

Double award ceremony at Harel police precinct

The Israel Police held a ceremony today to recognize the Israel Dog Unit for finding not one, but two missing people, just a few days apart.

Double award ceremony at Harel police precinct