Israeli toddler drowns in Polish canal

Israeli toddler drowns in Polish canal

Another Israeli toddler has drowned while on holiday, the tragedy in Poland coming in the same week that a six-year-old Israeli child drowned in Turkey.

The three-year-old fell into a canal in south-east Poland as a cruise boat was docking at a marina. He was pulled from the water and raced to a hospital, where he was sedated and put on a respirator, but doctors were unable to save him. The Israeli consul arranged for the Israeli Foreign Ministry to fly his body back for burial.

It came in the same week that 6-year-old Eitan Tityevsky drowned in a swimming pool in the Turkish seaside resort, while on holiday.

He was with his 10-year old brother at the time, when relatives saw him struggling. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and his body too was flown to Israel, following an autopsy.

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