Missing teen found dead in canal

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Jan Baarssen, 17, missing from Urk since Friday, 8 April 2016 (Photo: @zoekactieurk/Twitter). Jan Baarssen, 17, missing from Urk since Friday, 8 April 2016 (Photo: @zoekactieurk/Twitter)

Jan Baarssen, the teenager whoon Friday, was found dead during the early hours of Tuesday. His body was found in the Urkervaart canal. The police are investigating his death.

The 17-year-old boy went missing on Friday night. He never returned home after spending the night drinking on a boat with friends.

Throughout the weekend the police, family, friends and volunteers searched the whole town for the teenager. According to Dutch newspaper AD, the search in the Urkervaart canal started on Monday after Jan's shoe was found in the reeds.

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