Zalman Cohen is a Hatzalah first responder for the North Miami Beach area
Miami Beach, FL - Medical equipment stolen from a local volunteer group is back in the right hands, thanks to a 7News viewer.
Thousands of dollars worth of stolen medical equipment were returned to the group named Hatzalah, after someone broke into one of the group’s vehicles on Dec. 23.
After the robbery, the devastated group turned to 7News. “Going after trauma equipment, life-saving equipment, that’s the lowest of the low,” said volunteer Zalman Cohen.
Within hours of seeing the story, the group received an anonymous phone call from a viewer. The viewer directed the group to a nearby dumpster, where the bag of equipment was located. “We have trauma equipment here, we have suction, we have oxygen tanks inside,” said Cohen.
The items inside the bag, which has a monetary value of $4,000, can now be used again by Hatzalah to save lives.