Man Dies After Sinkhole Opens Under Swimming Pool During Pool Party


On Thursday afternoon, a man was found deceased many hours after a sinkhole opened up in an inground swimming pool at a private residence in Israel.

The receding water and dragged him and another man who was able to climb his way to safety. A pool party for employees of a private business had been happening at the time.

Search crews at the location in the town of Karmei Yosef discovered the body after an intensive rescue operation. Go-Pro cameras attached to helmets of the workers had to be used as they went deep underground.

The search was very difficult because of worries that tunnels branching out of the sinkhole could result in another collapse.

Rescuers also had to create a support structure to stop the pool’s surface from going down even more on them prior to being able to find the missing man’s body.

Klil Kimhi, 32, has been named as the man who died. His exact cause of death will be determined when an autopsy is conducted.

The 34-year-old man who was able to climb out has minor wounds to his lower body. He received medical treatment from paramedics.

An investigation is now taking place in relation to the death and to determine if the pool was operating under valid licensing.


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