Inflatable crocodile, blow-up doll have first responders racing to the rescue

"Dead body" and "crocodile" found in Roosendaal and Amsterdam respectively, 25 Dec 2016
"Dead body" and "crocodile" found in Roosendaal and Amsterdam respectively, 25 Dec 2016. Politie Roosendaal and Politie Amsterdam Overtoomse Sluis / Facebook

Inflatable toys sent first responders in Amsterdam and Roosendaal rushing to the rescue on Christmas day. Amsterdam police responded to what turned out to be a inflatable crocodile in one of the canals. And the Roosendaal police discovered their dead body was a naked blow-up doll.

Several police units in Amsterdam responded to the canal on 1e Constantijn Huygenstraat after someone reported a crocodile swimming in the canal. At the scene the police did find a crocodile, though this one did not seem to be much of a threat - it was an inflatable pool toy.

The Roosendaal police had a similar experience responding to several reports of a dead body next to the road on the A17 near Klundert. Paramedics also responded to the scene. The body turned out to be a naked blow-up doll. 

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