The police are asking for the public's help to identify a man who was found dead along the Waal river in October 1997. A reconstruction of the man's face was shown on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.
The body of a 13-year-old boy was pulled from the Waal river in Tiel on Thursday night. He disappeared under water while swimming with friends earlier that afternoon. The boy is the third person to drown in the Waal in five days.
The boy was reported missing in the water around 3:00 p.m., according to Omroep Gelderland. Divers from the fire department immediately launched a search for the boy, aided from the air by a police helicopter, but to no avail. A special team with sonar equipment found the body around 9:00 p.m.
The police pulled a body out of the Waal river at Sluis St. Andries in the municipality of Maasdriel on Tuesday. The identity of the victim is still unknown, but the police could confirm that it was not a swimmer who disappeared while swimming in the Waal at Andelst on Tuesday afternoon. A search for the swimmer was called off around 7:00 p.m. without result, according to De Gelderlander.
After being declared missing for more than a quarter of a century, the body of Robert Leur has finally been found in the Waal river in Brakel. The man who disappeared in 1988 is suspected of having committed suicide, and the police have been busy pulling his car out of the river.
At a meeting in Nijmegen the state announced its plans for a national World War II museum. The Freedom Museum World War II will be built in Nijmegen.
An informational briefing for the dual job of keeper of Castle Loevestein has drawn 250 participants. The response to the job posting was overwhelming. Over 400 candidates applied, but there was only room for 250.