After visiting over 40 countries, Ofer Cohen died at the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
He was “a special person who made everybody he met along the way feel like his best friend,” his sister Tamar Cohen Yogev told Ynet.
Zimbabwe police suspected that Cohen, who was working as a skydiving instructor in a nearby location, was swimming next to the falls and was dragged away by the currents.
In a video, released by Cohen only three weeks ago, he can be seen joking with a client that being vegan won’t make her any safer during the jump.
Cohen began to travel the world after his IDF service as a medic. After visiting Singapore, he fell in love with traveling, eventually combining his new-found passion with his job as a skydiving instructor. He returned to Israel only for holidays.
In early February, Cohen posted a video on Facebook introducing Sylvester the cheetah, rescued as a cub. The cheetah was raised by the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust, until it was attacked by a leopard and died from its injuries.