G. McConway
August 25, 2023

Rockslide at Popular Hiking Trail Kills 5-year-old Boy

These stories literally make me sick to my stomach.

We lose enough kids in this world and when one dies doing something as innocent as hiking, well, it is just heartbreaking.

Sadly, that is what happened to a little boy who was hiking on the trail at the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve in the Judean Desert.

Tragedy Strikes

According to Israel's Nature and Parks Authority, officials were still digging through the rubble of a rock slide that took place on the trail.

So far, in addition to the boy, they reported numerous injuries.

Authorities stated that the injured currently range in age from four to 40 years old. The four-year-old is a little girl who was listed in moderate condition.

They further stated that the remainder of the injured had less serious conditions.

While rescue efforts are still going for others who are trapped beneath the rubble, it is not an easy job for rescue workers due to the location of the rockslide.

The Ein Gedi Nature Reserve is a very popular tourist destination in Israel, with people traveling from around the world to see it.

Fox News reported, "Visitors typically see its iconic waterfall and springs, including the David Waterfall – a year-round waterfall connected to the David Stream – and the Arugot Stream and hiking trail."

Some of the more popular wildlife are ibexes and rock hyraxes.

Authorities stated that they were not sure what caused the rockslide at this point, but they are known to happen during torrential downpours, but that does not seem to be the case here. Another cause is an earthquake, but nothing has been reported on that front as of yet.

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