"Six years ago I received a call.
I was informed that five men that went on a jeep trip, traveling on the border of Yehuda-Arava Desert had apparently lost radio contact and telephone communication. My first and immediate decision was NOT to initiate a rescue operation. My reasoning was rational: What is the probability that five healthy young men would get in trouble, and none of them will be able to call for help? Very low..
Just a few short minutes later I received another telephone call from the worried wife of the jeep driver. Her husband promised to her to be back for a family celebration, and he did not show up. At that very moment I Decided to launch all the forces – dozens of volunteers in dozens of SUVs into the desert to search for the travelers.
Hours later with no progress, I gave a direct order to my teams: SHUT DOWN EVERTHING! Be still, be quiet and just listen"
So begins a rescue story, one of many.
Powerful floods in wadis, searching for missing people in the desert, evacuating injured hikers, helicopters and stretchers are all a significant parts of the high adrenaline, around the clock, Elad's seker routine.