Readers are urgently requested to say Tehillim for rebbi in a Virginia camp who was swept out to sea.
The 35-year-old rebbi, Rabbi Reuven Bauman (Reuven Tzvi ben Esther Baila), was with a group of 20 campers on Sandbridge Beach by Little Island State Park, when he saw one 13-year-old camper struggling in the water as a rip current was pulling him under. Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders were notified at approximately 1:00 pm. The camper is reportedly okay, but the rebbi is missing.
An MH60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from from Coast Guard Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Little Creek are searching alongside crews from the Virginia Beach Fire Department and the Virginia Marine Police.
Officials are being assisted in the search by volunteers from Chaveirim, Chai Lifeline and Achiezer.
Updated Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 5:47 pm volunteers assisting in search, Coast Guard search