Body of Israeli man who went missing in Ukraine discovered in lake

Israeli ZAKA volunteers search for Amir Ohana in Uman, Ukraine. Credit: ZAKA.

( After four days of intensive searches, the body of Israeli man Amir Ohana was discovered Saturday in a lake in Uman, Ukraine, near the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov.

Ohana, who was set to celebrate his 28th birthday upon his return to Israel, is survived by his wife Meital and three daughters, the oldest of whom is five. 

“The three little girls are all our daughters now, and we’re here for them,” said Ohana’s brother-in-law, Adam Cohen, Israel Hayom reported.

After Ohana was first reported missing last week, Israeli search-and-rescue forces set off for Uman to help locate him.

“After searches that continued throughout Shabbat, a body was found wearing holiday clothes, without shoes. It looks like Ohana was sitting on the jetty and slipped into the water,” said Matti Goldstein, head of the ZAKA International Rescue Unit.

Other emergency service organizations who searched for Ohana included United Hatzalah, the Israeloff Fund, and the First Association.

Posted on September 20, 2015 .