Two People Rescued After Heavy Rains, Flooding

YERUSHALAYIM -
Israeli rescue teams rescue a man from a car stranded at a flooded river near the entrance to Yerushalayim on Thursday. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

Two people were rescued Thursday from the roofs of their vehicles after they were trapped by a river that overflowed the Arazim Valley, between Har Hotzvim and the Ramot neighborhood in Yerushalayim.

Four search and rescue teams, assisted by the special rescue unit of firefighters and rescuers, were rushed to rescue the people trapped in the water.

One of the men was trapped by the strong current and at some point was swept into the water. The two were evacuated to the Shaare Tzedek hospital. One of them, a 21-year-old was only lightly injured while the other, 51, was moderately injured.

Israeli rescue teams rescue a man from a car stranded at a flooded river near the entrance to Yerushalayim on Thursday. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

In another incident, firefighters from the Yerushalayim District were called to the Ein Kerem Square following a report of a minibus with four people trapped in a stream of water.

Police call on drivers to act responsibly, obey police orders, and follow instructions especially in this heavy rain storm.