Specialized police officers from a SWAT team took a minor girl from a high-voltage mast in Warnsveld, Gelderland on Wednesday evening. The girl, who was struggling with psychological issues, spent hours on the mast, the Telegraaf reports.
The operation to rescue a man trapped in the rubble of a Hague building leveled by a gas explosion on Sunday, was extremely dangerous, according to the fire department. Rescue workers did their work in the middle of the building, the front of which had been blown away. There were great concerns that the rest of the building would collapse around them, NU.nl reports.
Two men who got stuck in the snow during a ski tour in Davos, Switzerland, were rescued thanks to a call to the Netherlands. The two men could not remember the emergency number, so one of them called his girlfriend in Utrecht, who in turn called the emergency services, NU.nl reports.
The woman got the men's coordinates via a GPS app and then passed it on to the Midden-Nederland control room. The control room passed the information on to Interpol, who sent a helicopter to rescue the duo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Kemal Abis is considered a hero after he rescued a suicidal young girl from train tracks near the train station in Lent on Monday.
Road inspector Eddie had a busy morning on Tuesday. He rescued both a lost tourist and a family of geese from the A7 highway
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.