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BREAKING: Missing Bachur found alive in freezing Lakewood forest [PHOTOS]

A Bachur (Jewish teen) is lucky to be alive after spending the night in a freezing forest in Lakewood.

The Bachur, said to be approximately 18, was reportedly dropped off by friends at a Yeshiva in the Drake Road area last night, but when they returned to pick him up, he was nowhere to be found.

After searching for several hours in places he would frequent, they reached out to LCSW for assistance in the search.

Volunteers searched throughout the night, along with a brief search by a K9, but turned up no leads.

Shortly before 10:00 a.m. LCSW reportedly spotted the freezing Bachur lying approximately 300 feet into the forest off of Whitesville Road, unable to move. The Bachur, who was not wearing a coat, had apparently passed out sometimes during the night, and became immobile as a result of the below freezing temperatures.

A Hatzolah member passing by noticed an LCSW member running into the forest, and stopped to help.

“He’s lucky to be alive,” a volunteer on scene told TLS.

The Bachur was carried out with an ATV, and transported by Hatzolah to Ocean Medical Center for treatment.

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There are 7 Comments to "BREAKING: Missing Bachur found alive in freezing Lakewood forest [PHOTOS]"

  • Shloimy Erenthal says:

    Kudos to the LCSW S & R team, you guys make me proud.

  • hmmmmm says:

    Another open Mofeis.
    It was in the 20’s last night.
    This could’ve had a very different ending.
    And Thanx to LCSW for assisting in this search

  • kyocera verve says:

    i was there i would like to say a big thank you to lcsw you guys were great

  • 📱 says:

    Without speculating as to the cause of this incident, I want to use this story as advocacy for cellphones. All teens should have a cell phone on their person at all (reasonable) times. Yeshivas should not dictate a teen only use a cellphone in the five hours after 1:30 on Sundays. Cellphones are paramount for an individuals safety, and as such, does not fall within the jurisdiction of Yeshivas. A separate argument can be made for when they can be on and internet/filtering options.

  • K Kramer says:

    Why is it called “The Lakewood Scoop” when it’s only about a certain group in Lakewood and not representative of ALL of Lakewood?
    Seems just a bit discriminatory.

    Be well!

  • Ray says:

    Luckily for you half of the members searching were non Jewish also. No discrimination all come together for one goal!