IDF Soldier Killed During Diving Exercise
7 December 2009
Overnight, IDF soldier Gal Azulay, 19, was killed in a routine diving exercise in an Israeli Navy Base in Ashdod. The soldier’s family has been notified of the tragedy.
An initial investigation found that while on a routine dive, as part of the Shayetet 13’s training course, one of the soldiers realized his partner was showing signs of distress. He carried his partner to the water’s surface and despite many attempts to revive him, the soldier passed away.
The Commander in Chief of the Navy ordered an investigation into the incident and a Military Police investigation was opened simultaneously.