In the video: North District police officers rescued a fisherman who was swept away in a rubber boat and was unable to return (Israel Police Spokesperson)
North District police officers rescued a fisherman this morning (Monday) who was swept into the Sea of Galilee and was unable to return to shore in the stormy weather.
A report was received at the police center about the fisherman, who got into trouble and was adrift on a rubber boat.
As soon as the report was received, a maritime police team was dispatched to the area, and not long after, the fisherman was found suffering from hypothermia, and his boat was flooded.
Upon investigation of the circumstances of the incident, it emerged that the fisherman entered the Sea of Galilee with the aim of sailing a boat operated by remote control.
He lost control of the boat due to the difficult weather conditions.
The fisherman, who was exhausted, was put on the police boat, and from there he was taken to the shore for a medical examination.
The MDA team that was there evacuated him for treatment.
The police emphasized the danger of entering a rough or stormy sea.
The police emphasize that entering the sea under these conditions, for the purpose of sailing or swimming, should be done with partners, while being equipped with means of communication for emergencies.
If necessary, report to a contact outside the water.
Also, one must enter a vessel with a life jacket, and in case of danger to life one must report to the police's hotline 100.
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