rescue

Dutch coast guard helicopter
May 29 '18 15:30

A 21-year-old fisherman was rescued fro te North Sea over an hour after he went overboard during the early hours of Tuesday morning. He was severely hypothermic, but still alive, RTL Nieuws reports.

The fishing boat the man works on sounded the alarm around 2:00 a.m., when it was noticed that he was no longer on board. The coast guard deployed two helicopters, and rescue brigade KNRM deployed boats from Terschelling and Den Helder to help in the search. Other boats in the area were also notified about the missing fisherman.

Ice nearly melted from the water along Oudezijds Kolk in Amsterdam Centrum, 5 March 2018
Mar 5 '18 11:39

A skater was rescued from the icy waters of the Langeraarse Plassen in Ter Aar on Sunday some 40 minutes after he fell through the thin ice, RTL Nieuws reports.

The man was rescued by divers from the fire department, a police officer and a bystander. He was rushed to hospital. Paramedics examined the rescuers at the scene. They were unharmed. 

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Aug 15 '17 14:20

A 46-year-old Dutch tourist was rescued from a ravine in Mae Hong Son in Thailand on Monday night. Rescue workers believe the woman slipped while hiking in the mountains and fell into the six meter deep hole. She sustained injuries to her back, but is doing well under the circumstances, AD reports.

The Dutch woman spent about an hour and a half at the bottom of the ravine before the rescuers managed to get her out. She was taken to a hospital in Chiang Mai for X-rays and recovery. 

Nijmegen police rescue a 4-year-old boy who was left home alone, locked out on a balcony for over 2 hours, July 2017
Jul 31 '17 08:41

A 4-year-old boy was left home alone, crying on a balcony in Nijmegen for hours last week. A police officer rescued the boy by climbing onto the balcony from a neighbor's apartment. The officer found him "with tears on his face and large eyes", the Nijmegen police wrote on Facebook.

Nine animals rescued from the Magic World Zoo in Aleppo, destroyed during the Syrian Civil War
Jul 28 '17 12:20

Dutch animal caretaker Juno van Zon is currently in Karacabey, Turkey to help care for nine lions, tigers, bears and hyenas recently rescued from the destroyed Magic World zoo in Aleppo, Syria. The animals' rescue was planned by international aid organization Four Paws.

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Jan 17 '17 15:15

Dozens of police were joined by a military search-and-rescue unit in a concerted effort to track down Ikram Ammari, a 13-year-old girl missing from Driebergen, Utrecht since Monday. The search is centered in the heavily-wooded area between Driebergen and Zeist where some of the girl’s belongings were found.

Part of the search took place at a natural body of water in the woods, while patrols were also seen inspecting condemned commercial property and parking lots in the area, local reports said.

Firefighter rescues young boy from thin ice in Rosmalen; January 2017
Jan 10 '17 12:00

A video of emergency services in Rosmalen rescuing a boy who got stuck after sledding on too thin ice was posted on Facebook ans watched over 1.3 million times in less than three days. 

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Jan 4 '17 09:10

Three bystanders and four police officers rescued a father and his two young children from their car after it ended up upside down in a ditch in Bovenkarspel on Tuesday morning. They did so by lifting the car up by hand and turning it right-side-up, RTL Nieuws reports.

The Polish people were already trying to lift the car when the four officers came rushing to help. The man in the car managed to keep his kids' heads above water until the car was flipped over. The children are six months and three years old. 

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Jun 29 '16 13:10

Dutch frigate Zr. Ms. Van Amstel rescued another 175 asylum seekers in the Mediterranean sea. All of them were dropped off on the Italian island of Lampedusa on Wednesday morning

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Jun 17 '16 08:54

Dutch navy frigate Zr. Ms. Van Amstel rescued another group of asylum seekers on the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday, commander Rob Verkerk reports on Twitter.

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Jun 15 '16 14:05

Dutch navy frigate Zr. Ms. Van Amstel rescued 193 asylum seekers on the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday afternoon, the Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday. The Dutch frigate is taking part in operation Triton of European border agency Frontex.

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Jun 1 '16 09:49

Rescue organization KNRM rescued 28 Belgian school children from a 52 meter long sailing ship in Vlieland on Tuesday after the ship got stranded. No one was injured, according to the KNRM.

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Apr 21 '16 16:30

Kemal Abis is considered a hero after he rescued a suicidal young girl from train tracks near the train station in Lent on Monday.

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Apr 19 '16 14:50

Road inspector Eddie had a busy morning on Tuesday. He rescued both a lost tourist and a family of geese from the A7 highway

Den Bosch Markt building collapse
Feb 28 '16 00:12

A building under renovation in Den Bosch collapsed late Saturday night, leaving a gaping hole in the city's main square. The collapse happened after 11 p.m., and rescue workers workers were still uncertain if anyone was buried in the rubble as midnight approached.

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Feb 18 '16 15:50

An Amsterdam dog walker jumped into the cold waters of the IJ river to rescue one of his charges. The man was walking eight dogs when one of them suddenly decided to jump into the icy water near the Silodam, an eyewitness told the police

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Dec 28 '15 09:18

Syrian asylum seeker Muhssen Alwais rescued a man out the water near Stationplein in Amsterdam on Christmas day. "I am so grateful to this country, it was the least I could do", he said to officers after the rescue

Oct 1 '15 18:54

An English cyclist managed to get his head stuck between the narrow bars of a fence after crashing into it while on riding his bike. The accident happened Friday morning just after midnight in Amsterdam while the man was riding on Veemkade along the IJ river.

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Sep 4 '15 20:26

One person was killed and another wounded when an elevator fell inside a building on the TU/Eindhoven campus. The elevator fell seven stories and trapped both victims, believed to be workers taking part in the building’s renovations, according to Omroep Brabant.

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May 5 '15 15:24

Remains found in Golden Bay, New Zealand were positively identified as the body of Dutch tourist Ken Boogers, who went missing in the country in March, reports the Nelson Mail. Boogers disappeared after taking a hike from the camp where he was staying.

May 3 '15 12:43

Of the 750 Dutch citizens who were known to be in Nepal at the time of last month’s devastating earthquake, nearly two dozen are still missing, according to the Dutch government. Meanwhile, a Netherlands fundraising effort to assist the relief operation topped 8.5 million euros.

Dutch Coast Guard ship (Source: Wikimedia/Kueala)
Apr 22 '15 18:41

A Dutch cutter ship departed from Eemshaven, Groningen on Tuesday to help rescue people in danger of drowning in the Mediterranean sea. The 21-meter "Sea Watch", a privately-owned Dutch boat, has an all-volunteer international crew and working with the financial support of four German families, AD reports

Amsterdam boat rescue
Apr 4 '15 16:08

A team of rescuers from several agencies is searching for a person missing in the water after a pusher boat crashed into a yacht. The accident happened in the Westelijk Merwedekanaaldijk in Amsterdam Zeeburg at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday.

The yacht was stalled in the water after having mechanical problems, when it was rammed by the pusher. Another person aboard the yacht was rescued.

Police and Waternet closed the waterway and bike paths to give rescuers space to maneuver. A helicopter was also involved in the search.

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Feb 20 '15 09:15

Four people were seriously injured when a fire in a ground floor snack bar led to the roof collapse of the senior center above it. First responders were still combing through rubble looking for other victims as of 8:30 a.m on Friday, the Gelderland-Zuid Safety Region announced.

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