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Alicante in Spain
Sep 16 '19 10:30

A 66-year-old Dutch man is missing in the Spanish province of Alicante. He fell into a drainage canal in a flooded area of the municipality of Dolores on Sunday afternoon and was dragged away by the water. A 57-year-old Dutch man died after falling 20 meters from a cliff on the Spanish island of Majorca. 

The missing man was vacationing in Alicante, NOS reports. His family reported the accident to the local police, which launched a search involving divers, boats and a helicopter. The man had not been found by nightfall, when the search was halted.

Herman Ploegstra
Mar 26 '19 14:20

The police are searching a hotel garden in IJzendijke and an area near Breskens in Zeeland on Tuesday for the remains of Herman Ploegstra, who disappeared suddenly in 2010. Ground radar, a drone and an excavator were deployed for the search, AD reports.

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Jan 21 '19 08:52

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.

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Nov 5 '18 08:50

To prevent the national arrival of Sinterklaas from getting out of hand, the municipality of Zaandstad is implementing extra security measures and strict rules for protestors. Demonstrators will have fixed areas for their protests, far away from other protesting groups, and there will be access gates and extra searches at the arrival on November 17th, ANP reports.

The area where Sinterklaas arrives, will be closed down with fences. Visitors can only enter through access gates, where bags and jackets will be searched. No glassware or drones will be allowed.

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Oct 30 '18 07:20

An hours long search for a missing boy on the IJsselmeer had a happy ending on Monday night. The 13-year-old from Urk was found alive and well on Houtribdijk near IJsselmeer, the Coast Guard said on Twitter.

The boy took a sloop onto the IJsselmeer from Urk early on Monday evening, according to NU.nl. When he did not return home, a large search involving a helicopter and multiple lifeboats from rescue organization KNRM was launched. The coast guard, a few fishing cutters, the fire brigade and the police also helped in the search. 

Sep 18 '18 07:30

The police searched multiple addresses in the Netherlands on Monday, looking for Erwin L., a man who threw a votive candle holder at the Golden Carriage on Budget Day 2010. With this year's Budget Day happening today, the police don't know where he is, AT5 and RTL Nieuws report.

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Jul 31 '18 08:19

An explosion, followed by a fire, in a top floor apartment on Daphnestraat in Arnhem left two people seriously injured on Monday night. A search was launched for a third person who may be hurt. The two victims were taken to hospital with burns, a spokesperson for local safety office Veiligheidsregio Gelderland Midden said to RTL Nieuws.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Jun 15 '18 10:10

The police held a large search in Hoogeveen on Thursday around the home of Marcel Hoogerbrugge, who was killed there late last year, the Telegraaf reports.

In a canal near the house, the police searched for trace evidence and objects that may be related to the crime. The team of investigators searched for a few specific objects, including a rented bicycle, according to the newspaper.

Wounded man found in forests near Strijbeek hours after accident, 10 May 2018
May 10 '18 12:10

A motorist crashed into an agricultural vehicle on Goudbergesewg in Strijbeek early on Thursday morning. The injured driver, a 78-year-old man, got out of his car and went wandering into the woods, the police said in a statement.

The accident happened around 00:30 a.m. Because the man was injured, several police units were deployed to look for him. A police helicopter also helped in the search.

The man was eventually found around 7:30 a.m. in a forest plot on the border between the Netherlands and Belgium. He was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Police boat
Dec 4 '17 07:19

At least two men were killed in a fishing boat accident near the former work island of Neeltje Jans in Zeeland. A third man is still missing. The search for the man was stopped on Sunday night when it became too dark to continue. The police will resume the search on Monday morning, ANP reports.

Last selfie Anne Faber took before disappearing on 29 Sept 2017, believed to be taken in Baarn
Oct 2 '17 15:30

The police supported two new searches for missing Anne Faber from Utrecht in Baarn on Monday afternoon. The searches focused on the areas around Soestdijk Palace and around Hilversumsestraatweg, NU.nl reports.

Friends and family members of Faber gathered to search for the 25-year-old woman, who disappeared while cycling in stormy weather around 7:00 p.m. on Friday. The police traced a selfie she sent to her boyfriend shortly before she disappeared to Baarn.

Anne Faber
Oct 2 '17 07:50

On Sunday the police searched the Utrecht town of Baarn for 25-year-old Anne Faber. The Utrecht woman disappeared around 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening while cycling. Shortly before her disappearance, she took a selfie of her in the rain and sent it to her boyfriend. The police traced the location of this selfie to the corner of Amsterdamsestraatweg and Hilversumsestraatweg in Baarn, AD reports. 

Joey Hoffmann
Aug 11 '17 07:54

Dutch search dog foundation Signi is sending a team of three sniffer dogs and their handlers to help search for missing Haaksbergen man Joey Hoffmann in Turkey. This is happening on the foundation's own initiative, but with the permission of Hoffmann's family and the Turkish and Dutch police, ANP reports

The team is leaving from Schiphol on Saturday. They'll fly in two separate planes, as only two dogs are allowed on a plane at once. The team will stay in Turkey for a week to help search for the 21-year-old man.

Joey Hoffmann
Aug 10 '17 12:30

Traces of what is believed to be blood were found in the Turkish authorities' search for missing Joey Hoffmann in the hills around Silifke on Thursday, AD reports.

The local police chief could not yet confirm or say anything about the discovery to the newspaper.

Joey Hoffmann
Aug 7 '17 15:15

The Turkish police will soon launch a new search for missing Joey Hoffmann from Haaksbergen, police chief and investigation leader Zafer Senocak said on Monday. "Do not think we're giving up, the investigation continues with full force", he said, according to AD.

Military search team
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.

May 19 '15 16:25

Police investigators discovered over 700,000 euros in cash after raiding a house on Desmijndijk in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant on Monday, police reported.

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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.

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May 1 '15 10:05

The police are not allowed to just search a smartphone after seizing it as it is contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights, the court in Leeuwarden ruled on April 22nd. According to the court, a smartphone is more than just a phone, Tweakers reports.

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Feb 26 '15 17:23

An inquest into the death of Mariska Peters determined she was strangled, police revealed Thursday. The body of 21-year old Nijmegen residents was found in the woods after she had been missing for two weeks.

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Jan 30 '15 09:26

The Dutch Coast Guard confirmed this morning that the two bodies that were found on the French coast yesterday were indeed crew members of the missing fishing boat Z-85 Morgenster. The bodies are those of a 45 year old man from Urk and a 64 year old Belgian.

Jan 21 '15 17:52

The family of terror suspect Zaid Koullis is having a difficult time dealing with their son’s newfound notoriety, the head of an area mosque said Wednesday. The 18-year-old’s father regularly attends the Omar al Farouq mosque in Utrecht.

Jan 12 '15 18:58

A Dutch team with with tracker dogs is sent to Panama for the second time to look for the remains of killed girls Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers. The team of six dogs and six companions left for Panama on Saturday to join a Panamanian search team and three Dutch experts.

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Jan 7 '15 16:50

Amsterdam police are extending the search for the missing Norwegian man Tore Grødem during the coming days. The 21-year-old went vanished on December 19th after he left the Escape nightclub in Rembrandtplein to take cash out of his account.

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