Israeli man threatens suicide on Facebook


JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli man who said on his Facebook page that he was committing suicide was found after a massive search.

The man, 44, from Eilat, was found weak and with broken ribs early Wednesday in a riverbed near a local army base, Ha’aretz reported.

The divorced father of a 10-year-old girl, he had left a suicide message Tuesday on his Facebook profile. One of his friends contacted police after being unable to locate him.

Police and some 20 search and rescue volunteers, as well as a helicopter, were involved in the search.  

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