Survival fears after hippo flips Israeli man's boat

Below the surface of the Zambezi River

Below the surface of the Zambezi River

An Israeli lawyer has been reported missing after his boat was attacked by wild animals on a river in Zambia.

Aviyam Yariv was sailing on the Zambezi River with his two children when a hippopotamus flipped the boat over, knocking the family into the water.

His children were able to escape and find dry land but Mr Yariv, 39, was not wearing a life jacket and was swept away.

His mother, Israeli model Hilit Yeshurun, has flown to Zambia to join the search.

    Last updated: 10:49am, August 17 2011