Woman's body found on Zandvoort beach

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A line of people trying to find a missing swimmer in Zandvoort, August 5th, 2014 (Picture: Twitter/@HerbvdGiessen). A line of people trying to find a missing swimmer in Zandvoort, August 5th, 2014 (Picture: Twitter/@HerbvdGiessen)

Police in Zandvoort sealed off part of the beach there after the body of a young woman was discovered washed ashore. Her identity is not known, police said Saturday.

Rescue teams in the Zandvoort area for a 20-year-old woman pulled out to sea despite efforts from two swimmers trying to save her.

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“Every effort has been made in the search for the woman, but we found nothing. She will remain in the book as missing.”, a spokesman for the regional safety office told NU.

The missing woman is mentally disabled and was on holiday in the Netherlands with a family visiting from abroad, newspaper AD reported.

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