As of Sunday evening (8:40 P.M.), United Hatzalah volunteers provided medical assistance to over 1,000 people near the tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov in Uman, Ukraine. Unfortunately, a 55-year-old Israeli man passed away near the end of Rosh Hashana after suddenly losing consciousness. Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.
Since the beginning of the past week, volunteers from the organization’s Uman branch, together with teams dispatched from Israel and the United States, have been providing medical coverage for the tens of thousands of pilgrims who are taking part in Rosh Hashana celebrations in Uman.
Mates Shapira, the head of United Hatzalah’s Uman branch, said: “This afternoon, we received an alert regarding a man who suddenly collapsed and lost consciousness. United Hatzalah medical personnel immediately initiated CPR procedures, which included administering electric shocks in an attempt to revive him. Regrettably, despite our best efforts, his death had to be pronounced at the scene. Breslov community leaders are actively working to facilitate the repatriation of his body to Israel.”
Naftali Rabinowitz, the branch’s Operations Commander, added: “As of now, United Hatzalah ambulances transported more than 250 individuals who required additional medical care to the Uman clinic, situated at the entrance to the complex of the central synagogue of the Breslov community in Uman.”