Amsterdam is installing stairs in canals in hotspots in the city as part of a campaign to reduce the number of drownings. The stairs should enable people who end up in the water to get themselves out again, Het Parool reports.
The Public Prosecutor is prosecuting five people for the drowning of Syrian girl Salam. The 9-year-old girl drowned after a swimming lesson at a pool in Rhenen in September 2015. Three pool supervisors and two teachers will be prosecuted for negligence, the Gelderlander reports.
The investigation into the child's death took a long time The criminal case is expected to start this summer.
A 54-year-old man died after jumping into an Amsterdam canal just after midnight. Bystanders jumped in after hi and got him out of the water. He was rushed to a hospital, where he passed away
Over the past decades the number of child drownings in the Netherlands decreased significantly. Every year an average of 80 people drown in the Netherlands, nine of which are kids under the age of 15. In the 50's an annual average of between 400 and 500 people drowned, nearly 300 of which were children, according to figures Statistics Netherlands published on Tuesday.
A 5-year-old boy died in hospital after bystanders rescued him from a ditch canal in Veenendaal on Monday. His friend, a 6-year-old who was rescued with him, escaped unharmed
A 3-year-old boy died in Zaandam on Monday after he ended up in the waters of the Zuidervaart. Emergency services tried to resuscitate him and he was rushed to the hospital, but it was too late to save him, the police said on Twitter.
Fire department divers removed the body of a 23-year-old Filipino man from the waters of the Reitdiep in the Groningen village of Warfhuizen on Monday
A 10-year-old girl drowned in the Lage Vaart on Johnsonpad in Almere on Tuesday evening. She was playing with her sister and some friends, went too deep and disappeared underwater, a police spokesperson said to ANP.
An 8-year-old boy drowned in a fish pond in the Limburg town of Meijel on Thursday
A Dutch tourist drowned during a snorkeling trip in Pemuteran, north of the Indonesian island of Bali. The victim is 76-year-old Anton de Jongh
The police released camera footage of three men robbing British tourist Richard Cole shortly before he ended up in the waters of Amsterdam canal Heregracht. Cole's body was recovered from the canal early this month.
Several men harassed and robbed British tourist Richard Cole shortly before he drowned in an Amsterdam canal, police revealed on Friday. The police do not suspect the men of being directly involved in Cole's death, but are looking to interview them. They released photos of the men in the hope of tracking them down.
An investigation into the death of Scottish tourist Chris Nelson indicated "drowning" as the cause of his demise, police said on Thursday. The body of the 24 year old was found by divers searching the Oudeschans canal in Amsterdam Centrum a day earlier.
A nine year old Syrian girl drowned in the t' Gastland pool in Rhenen on Monday. She had been living as a refugee in the Netherlands for a few months.
A 50 year old man disappeared under water in the Kommerdijk in Gendt on Wednesday after rescuing his 24 year old son. Police and fire department divers searched for the man for almost two hours, but found no sign of him.
The body of a Dutch young woman was found in the south of France on Thursday. The 19 year old Marie Camps, student at the Belgian Erasmus University, drowned on Wednesday in a river canyon of the Gorges de Galamus while swimming with two friends.
A 57 year old father from Odoornerveen drowned on Sunday at the Grote Rietplas in Emmen after the sailboat carrying his daughters capsized.
The body of a 46 year old woman was found floating in the water on Burgemeester Tienhovengracht in Amsterdam on Thursday afternoon. The police believe she drowned.
According to Dries Verheul, it is because of lack of performance by the water police that a man drowned at Houthavens in IJ on Saturday, Het Parool reports. Verheul and approximately 18 rescuers saw how the man drowned.
A woman was found on the bottom of a pool in Geurtsvenweg, Weert on Sunday afternoon.
A German man has drowned while swimming off the coast of Callantsoog, North Holland. Police suspect that the man was caught in the strong currents.
A father and his 10-year old daughter died on Sunday after strong winds caused them to become involved in a string of rescue actions at the beach in Katwijk. According to De Telegraaf, the girl jumped into the water to save another child from drowning. When it looked like she may drown as well, her father jumped in after her. Rescue workers had to pull them out of the sea.
A three year old boy was saved from drowning by his neighbor on Sunday evening. Martijn Bunte heard a screaming voice after returning home from dinner, and a few seconds later he was seen as a hero by saving a little neighborhood boy from drowning on Father's Day.