Boy survives six hours at night lost in Dead Sea

updated 1:46 a.m. EDT, Mon August 6, 2007
updated 3 hours, 48 minutes ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — An 8-year-old Israeli boy spent six hours floating in the Dead Sea alone at night after his father left him there by accident during a family trip, police said Sunday.

They said they would not press charges against the errant parent. 

The Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth and one of Israel’s most popular tourist attractions, has an abnormally high salt concentration that allows swimmers to float on the surface.

Rescue workers said the boy, Shneur Zalman Friedman, from Jerusalem, was in the sea with his father and two brothers on Thursday evening when currents ……  [Full story]