Search Underway After Rabbi Swept Out To Sea While Helping Struggling Student In Water Off Virginia


A Rabbi and counselor at a day camp in Norfolk, Virginia was swept out to sea, Tuesday afternoon.

WVEC reported that crews were trying to find the teacher – Reuven Tzvi ben Esther Baila – who went missing in the water off False Cape State Park Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency dispatchers received a call reporting a drowning at the park, located at 4001 Sandpiper Road in Virginia Beach. The caller said two people had been in the water. One was 35 years old. The other was an 11-year-old student.

WVEC reports that the teacher was with a group of 20 students when he saw one of the struggling in the water so he went into help. The student was able to get out, but the teacher has not been located.

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