The man who for now shall remain nameless is a recently divorced father of a 10-year-old girl. When one of his friends saw his Facebook note on Tuesday they tried to locate him â€“ when their attempts proved unsuccessful, they contacted the local police. Specialist army troops and helicopters were deployed in the manhunt.
Investigators were able to pinpoint the man’s cell phone, which allowed them to trace his car to a riverbed, close to an army base; the phone was in the car but the man was still missing.
The man was finally located early Wednesday morning in a crevice in the riverbed, a distance from the car. He was fully conscious and able to walk, but had two broken ribs after a fall. He was immediately taken to Yoseftal Hospital in Eilat.
The man said that he had no intention of killing himself, despite the post on his Facebook wall. He will be questioned by police once his condition is totally stabilized.