The man drowned after being swept away by waves. MDA paramedics pronounced him dead after a series of checks.

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An Israeli man in his 50s drowned at a beach near Kibbutz Nahsholim in northern Israel on Friday.

MDA paramedics who arrived on the scene pronounced the man dead after conducting a series of checks. Another woman, also in her 50s, was swept away with the man but managed to survive.

“When we got there, eyewitnesses told us that a man and a woman had entered the sea and were swept away,” said Elik, a paramedic. “The woman managed to get out of the water fully conscious, and we were able to pull the man out after an extended period of time.”

On Wednesday, a three-year-old girl drowned in a private swimming pool in Eilat.