A man was swallowed by a sinkhole in a swimming pool during a work party in Israel.
As staff enjoyed and socialized in the pool, a sinkhole suddenly opened and swallowed all the water. Pool floats can be seen being dragged into the sinkhole by the water.
A man went with the water and was swallowed by the water.
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Man identified after swallowing in pool sewer
The man, identified as Klil Kimhi, was carried away by water when the sinkhole opened an in-ground swimming pool.
Kimhi was swallowed into a 13-meter hole on Thursday night, The Times of Israel reported. This is apparently due to a failure of the infrastructure. It took the rescue team four hours to find Kimhi. Unfortunately, he was found dead.
Another was almost swallowed too, but he crawled out quickly. He suffered minor injuries to his lower body and was treated at the scene by paramedics.
One of the attendees said there were about 50 people at the party before the sudden and tragic incident.
“The water level suddenly began to drop, and a hole split open, creating a vortex that engulfed the two people.”
guests at party
Another witness said Kimhi was swallowed within seconds. There were only six people in the pool at the time of the incident.
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Villa owner under house arrest over unlicensed pool
The owners of the villa hosting the party reportedly failed to obtain a permit for the unique pool.
Police have reportedly questioned the owner of the villa on suspicion of manslaughter.
CBS News reported that a man and a woman, both in their 60s, were placed under house arrest for five days.
The private party took place at the couple’s home in the town of Kalmi Josef, southeast of Tel Aviv.
Meanwhile, tributes to Kimhi’s sudden death have flooded social media.
“Just yesterday we sat together by the pool and talked about life. I wish I could go back in time and take you to the other side of this cursed pool for our conversation, with some gin and tonics on the side,” one of the One participant Shachar Mevorach wrote.