Rescue Organizations Continue Search for Missing Rebbi

A helicopter, donated by a local resident, joined the rescue effort. (Hamodia)

46 hours after Rabbi Reuven Bauman disappeared, many Jewish rescue organizations, including Chaveirim of Rockland, Baltimore Hatzolah, Misaskim of Maryland, COMMSAR (Community Search and Rescue, from Monsey) and others continued their search at Sandbridge Beach in Virginia.

A Virginia Beach Police boat on the water. (Hamodia)
Rescue teams on the sea shore, Thursday. (Hamodia)
Chaveirim volunteers mount a boat to continue the search Thursday morning.
Rescue efforts underway at the Sandbridge Beach in Virginia, early Thursday. (Hamodia Photo)
Rescue efforts underway at the Sandbridge Beach in Virginia, early Thursday. (Hamodia Photo)

Chaveirim of Rockland have also brought a drone to assist the search. A local with a helicopter will also help in the search. Chaveirim of Rockland, who are coordinating the search, have also been in contact with Navy SEALS for their assistance in strategies. On Thursday morning, Chaveirim of Rockland had three boats on the water, Misaskim of Baltimore had two boats. Chaveirim has also asked locals who walk down the beach to check if they can see anything.

Chai Lifeline is also counseling the children in Virginia.

Rabbi Boruch Ber Bender of Achiezer was also in Virginia to asssist with the ongoing search.

A local askan who is involved in the search told Hamodia “The amount of support, in tefillos and manpower, has been incredible. It is very heartwarming to see Klal Yisrael joining together in this eis tzarah. I hope that, b’ezras Hashem, in that zechus, we will have a positive outcome.”

Amy Levy, president of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, Virginia, told Hamodia that “the entire community is sad. We are a small, close-knit community. In addition to the efforts being made by those in our community, I am especially touched to see the outpouring of support from organizations from New Jersey New York and Baltimore. When Jews anywhere are in trouble, Jews everywhere feel the pain and run to assist, and that is heartwarming.”