Tuesday, 26 July 2022 - 19:00
Canoe capsizing that killed 3 members of German family a tragic accident, police say
A canoe that capsized in the Veluwemeer near Biddinghuizen last week, killing three of the four-person German family aboard, was a tragic accident, the police concluded after investigating the canoe and the damage it sustained. Only a 7-year-old girl survived.
The police found no indications that any other parties were involved. “As a result of this outcome, there will be no criminal investigation, the police said.
The canoe capsized while the family was sailing on the lake on Thursday. First responders rescued the 7-year-old girl. They found the 32-year-old mother's and 42-year-old father's bodies later on Thursday. The 5-year-old girl was found dead on Friday.
The family came from Wuppertal.