A 30-year-old man from Barneveld drowned while vacationing in Pisogne in northern Italy. His body was found in Lake Iseo on Saturday, five days after he disappeared in the water. "Five terrible, debilitating days of uncertainty have come to an end", his parent's wrote on Facebook. "Today they found our son Henry."
The heat wave in the Netherlands last week resulted in a sharp increase in the number of calls to Dutch water rescue society KNRM. Volunteers were deployed on 160 calls for rescue operations or assistance last week, more than triple what is usual, KNRM spokesperson Kees Brinkman said to NOS.
A total of 112 residents of the Netherlands drowned in the country last year, 27 more than in 2017, Statistics Netherlands reported on Monday. The stats office attributes the increase partly to the hot summer of last year. In addition to the Dutch who drowned, a total of 26 non-residents also drowned in the Netherlands last year.
Three men drowned on Sunday evening while swimming off the coasts of The Hague and Wassenaar. Emergency services received a report of a swimmer in trouble at the Zuiderstrand in The Hague at 18:30 p.m. At around the same time, there was also a report of two swimmers needing help at the Wassenaarse Slag in Wassenaar, the police said.
A 7-year-old boy drowned in a pond in the Overijssel village of Overdinkel on Tuesday evening. First responders tried to resuscitate the child, but it was to no avail.
Emergency services responded to the pond on Elferinksweg just after 9:00 p.m. after receiving a report of a drowning, AD reports. The boy was taken out of the water and paramedics tried to revive him. But it was too late. He died at at the scene.
How the boy ended up in the water is not clear.
A body found in the Keizergracht on Utrechtsestraat in Amsterdam on Thursday was identified as Mustapha Agalf from the city. The 34-year-old man went missing at the start of this month.
Agalf was last seen leaving a pub on Utrechtsestraat during the early hours of Friday, March 1st. He seems to have drowned, according to Het Parool. His family was informed on Thursday, the police said.
Four hikers were caught by the rising tide off the coast of the Zeeland village o Renesse on Thursday. A 45-year-old woman from Vilvoorde, Belgium, drowned. Her two children aged 17 and 8, and a 23-year-old woman from Renesse were injured, NOS reports.
The Dutch woman and her three dogs, and the Belgian woman and her son and daughter were walking on Verklikkerstrand when they got stuck on a sandbank by the rising tide. According to the police, they did not know each other.
Emergency services responded en masse to the marina at the Nederrijn in Wageningen on Sunday after two reports of a rowboat capsizing. Rescue workers searched for possibly missing rowers in the water for hours, but found nothing, De Gelderlander reports.
Police in Amsterdam are seeking the public's help in identifying a man who nearly drowned in the water behind the city's Central Station on Wednesday. Fire Department divers rescued the man from the IJ river at about 6:45 a.m., and he was taken to an area hospital.
The unknown victim is an Asian man, approximately 1.70-meters-tall. He was wearing a black sweater, black jeans, and black size 42 Dr. Martens shoes. The man also had a black bracelet and brown beaded necklace.
The body of a kite surfer was found between concrete blocks that serve as breakwaters at Zuiderstrand in Scheveningen on Sunday, after the man went missing on Saturday. The man's kite and surfboard were previously found on the concrete blocks, which is how emergency workers knew where to search, ANP reports.
The man went kite surfing with his daughter on Saturday. She went home before her father did, and sounded the alarm when he did not return.
A 55-year-old man from Putten drowned in Israel on Saturday while trying to help two children who got into trouble in the ocean. Another Dutch man was injured. Both children were rescued and are unharmed, Omroep Gelderland reports.
The Putten man was traveling in Israel with a group of 30 people from the Putten Andreas Church. He drowned on the last day of the trip, during a visit to a beach in Tel Aviv, according to the broadcaster.
A 3-year-old girl drowned in a ditch in amusement park Duinrell in Wassenaar on Sunday. She was missing for some time before emergency workers found her body. "Despite lifesaving actions, the girl died at the scene", the police said, NU.nl reports.
The police and fire brigade responded in large numbers to search for the girl. Teams of divers and a helicopter were also deployed for the search. People were asked to keep an eye out for the girl and call emergency number 112 on citizens' notification system Burgernet.
A total of 86 residents of the Netherlands drowned in the country last year, the same number as in 2016, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Thursday. This number has been around 80 for years.
The number of drownings in the Netherlands decreased significantly since 1950, when there were over 500 drownings. In total nearly 15 thousand Dutch have drowned since then.
The Dutch Rescue Brigade is extra busy this year with helping swimmers who get into trouble. In the hot period between July 2nd and August 5th, the rescue brigade responded to help swimmers 3,259 times, compared to 3,800 times in the entire summer of 2017. Director Koen Breedveld blames this mainly on decreasing swimming skills, he said to newspaper AD.
The body of Mattijn Lahuis was found in a river in the jungle of Laos on Friday. The 30-year-old man from Amsterdam went missing after a kayaking accident on the river on Monday. The Dutch tourist drowned, his family confirmed to newspaper AD.
Lahuis' body was found in the river Nam Tha, a few dozen kilometers downstream from where the kayaking accident happened. His eldest brother identified the body.
The police found the body of a 31-year-old man from Alkmaar in a lake in the Noord-Holland town of Zuid-Scharwoude during the early hours of Monday morning. The man disappeared underwater in the recreational are Geestmerambacht on Sunday morning, NU.nl reports.
Emergency services responded to the lake on Sunday morning after reports of a man in "distress". According to the police, it was initially uncertain whether someone was in trouble in the water. But in the course of the afternoon, the man's belongings were found in the area.
The police found the body of a child on Friday morning while searching for a missing 10-year-old boy in recreation area Het Hulsbeek in Overijssel. The identity of the young victim is still being confirmed, the police said, ANP reports.
The boy went missing on Thursday. His bicycle was found in a parking lot at a lake in the area, located near Oldenzaal. Emergency services responded en masse to search for the boy, who cannot swim.
According to newspaper Tubantia, Het Hulsbeek was evacuated for the search. A helicopter was deployed to help search for the boy.
The 3-year-old son of Deventer Statesman Zafer Aydogdu drowned in a swimming pool in Italy on Sunday. The family was holidaying in the Italian region of Tuscany. The boy was rushed to a hospital, where he passed away, De Stentor reports.
A 4-year-old girl drowned in Waddinxveen on Tuesday evening. She was found in a ditch on Vondellaan at around 8:30 p.m., according to the police.
Bystanders took the girl out of the water and tried to resuscitate her. Emergency services took over from them. "Despite the live-saving actions, the girl died at the scene", the police said.
The police are investigating how the girl ended up in the water. Bystanders were offered victim support.
A 24-year-old man was taken from the water at Bogortein on Java island in Amsterdam Oost on Monday. He was resuscitated and rushed to hospital, but passed away. The victim was an exchange student from Ecuador, the Telegraaf reports.
The student was swimming with friends when he disappeared under water. His friends sounded the alarm.
Fire department divers found him quickly and resuscitated him at the scene. He was rushed to the hospital, where he died.
The body of a woman who disappeared while snorkeling in a beach bath on Enodedreef in Nuenen on Sunday, was found by police divers on Monday. The victim is a 49-year-old woman from Eindhoven, the police confirmed on Twitter.
The woman's family was informed about the sad news, the police said.
A 4-year-old boy who was found unconscious in the Toolenburgerplas in Hooffdorp on Sunday afternoon, passed away later that evening, the police confirmed to RTL Nieuws on Monday.
A swimmer found the boy at the bottom of the lake. Multiple emergency services responded to the scene.
The child was resuscitated and rushed to hospital, where he passed away.
Warm summer weather had many Dutch seeking to cool down in the water this weekend. But that did not work out well for everyone. A man drowned in Amsterdam, in Hoofddorp a 4-year-old was resuscitated and rushed to hospital after being removed from a lake, a woman disappeared underwater in Nuenen, and two people are missing in Noordwijk.
A 19-year-old asylum seeker from Dronten drowned in Kampen on Thursday. He disappeared while swimming in the IJssel at around 3:00 p.m. His body was found later in the evening, NU.nl reports.
The young man was swimming with friends. When he was about 20 meters away from the quay, he disappeared underwater and did not come back up. A massive search was launched, involving several emergency services. After a few hours of fruitless searching, a dreg team from Urk was called in to help.