Israeli, 25, Killed in Germany Rafting Accident

Gili Avisar injured on Monday after kayak he was in overturned on top of him, trapping him underwater; Israeli embassy tin Berlin to transfer body to Israel.

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An Israeli man died Friday in a hospital in Germany after he was seriously injured in a rafting accident in Bavaria earlier this week, Israel Radio reported.

Rafting on River in Montenegro. Credit: Archive

The foreign ministry confirmed that the Israeli embassy in Berlin started preparations to transfer the man's body to Israel.

Gili Zamir, 25, was apparently injured when the kayak he was traveling in overturned and he was trapped underwater for several minutes. The rescue team managed to pull him out of the gushing river but he had already lost consciousness.

He was hospitalized in Hamburg on Thursday in serious condition and died from his injuries a day later.

Two weeks ago an Israeli man was killed in a paragliding competition in Peru.

Doron Lugassi, 39, crashed into the ground at high speed after his paraglider was caught by a heavy gust of wind.

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