(Photo: Barel Efraim)

(Photo: Barel Efraim)

By Roi Yanovsky - September 10, 2015

Originally appeared here in Ynetnews

An Israeli teenager saved the life of an American tourist who suffered a cardiac arrest, while on a school trip to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem.

The American tourist was walking through the Yad Vashem museum, when suddenly he collapsed.
Luckily for him, a 17-year-old Isreali teenager who volunteers at Magen David Adom (Israeli first aid and paramedical service) was also touring the museum with his high school class, and quickly came to his aid.
Yam Carmel, a senior at the Ort Rabin high school in Gan Yavne, was in Yad Vashem ahead of his class trip to Poland, where Israeli students learn about the Holocaust by seeing the extermination camps and ghettos first hand.
Carmel noticed the man collapse, immediately ran to him, and started CPR. Read More