Wednesday, 8 February 2017 - 11:10
Crews search for barge skipper gone overboard in Amsterdam port
Emergency services responded en masse to the Westelijk Havengebied of Amsterdam's port on Tuesday night after a skipper on a barge went overboard. Fire brigade divers found him and brought him ashore, NOS reports.
The skipper went overboard around 9:00 p.m. and was found about 45 minutes later. He was rushed to the hospital. His condition is unknown. The water temperature in the port of Amsterdam was around 5 degrees last night.
According to AT5, the accident happened at a company in the Amerikahaven.