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Emergency services search the North Sea around Scheveningen for the bodies of drowned water sports enthusiasts, 12 May 2020
May 13 '20 11:10

The Ministry of Defense joined the emergency services in their search for the body of a 23-year-old man from Delft in the North Sea near Scheveningen. The Delft man is one of five water sports enthusiasts who drowned in the sea near The Hague on Monday. The other four victims' bodies have already been recovered.

Rescue workers did spot the man's remains on Tuesday, but could not recover the body. Defense is now helping with technical equipment to search under water, RTL Nieuws reports. 

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Jul 22 '19 07:27

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. 

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Aug 16 '16 07:33

Two Dutch women made the Netherlands proud at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Monday. Sharon van Rouwendaal came in first in the 10 km open water swimming. And gymnast Sanne Wevers became the first Dutch gymnast to win an individual gold medal at the Games by taking first place in the individual beam final

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Jul 26 '16 09:28

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

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Dec 16 '15 08:18

Dafne Schippers was named Sportswoman of the Year at the NOC*NSF Sports Gala in Amsterdam on Tuesday. Sportsman of the Year for 2015 went to Sjinkie Knegt

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Jun 29 '15 15:00

The Netherlands won a total of 29 medals at the European Games, including 8 gold, 12 silver and 9 bronze, NRC reports.

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Mar 6 '15 17:20

Police arrested two men suspected of robbing a cheese shop on Utrechtsestraat in Amsterdam early Friday morning. A witness tipped police off to the suspects' car, but when the cops closed in the driver took off at high speed, a police report states.

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