Army investigators on Tuesday took the first testimonies in the probe into the death of 20-year-old IDF soldier Evyatar Yosefi.
The operation, which began with a solo hike before Yosefi linked up with a fellow soldier, took place during a heavy storm, which caused the Nahal Hilazon creek to flood. While crossing the creek, Yosefi slipped and was carried away by the flood waters, drowning. His remains were found an hour and a half later.
The officers who oversaw the training operation said that the operation had been carried out according to all relevant army regulations.
Following the tragedy, all navigation training operations in the army has been postponed until the investigation has concluded.
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