The court in Amsterdam sentenced four men to up to 30 months in prison on Monday for their involvement in a foiled attempt to break Benaouf A. out of the prison in Roermond with a hijacked helicopter last year, NU.nl reports.
A raft carrying ten people capsized on the waves on Terschelling on Tuesday afternoon. The accident happened at beach pole 8. Seven people had to be hospitalized, a spokesperson for rescue organization KNRM said to RTL Nieuws.
The victims were hypothermic and swallowed some water, the spokesperson said. "The emergency services determined that they could best be taken to the hospital." Three people were immediately taken to hospitals in Sneek and Leeuwarden with a lifeliner. The helicopter later came back for the others.
Two children were killed in a house fire that ignited Saturday morning in Emmen. The victims are a six-year-old boy and his five-year-old sister, a regional police office reported.
Their parents were not seriously injured in the blaze, and were transported to an area hospital for treatment. Police took charge of the investigation into the incident, a fire department spokesperson told Hart van Nederland. The victims' mother was sedated at the hospital, while the father was kept apprised of the ongoing situation.
The police arrested a seventh suspect for a failed attempt to break criminal Benaouf A. out of the Roermond prison using a hijacked helicopter in October. The 24-year-old from Amsterdam was arrested on December 1st, but his arrest was kept quiet until the magistrate remanded him into custody for 90 days this week, Het Parool reports.
A man from Newcastle in England is feared drowned after he fell from a party boat on the Noordzee canal just outside Amsterdam around 00:30 a.m. on Sunday. Emergency services searched the canal for hours, but eventually had to halt the search without success, local safety office Veiligheidsregio Zaanstreek-Waterland said on Twitter.
The man went overboard near Westzaan. The captain of the ship threw a life jacket to him, but the man disappeared under water, according to newspaper AD.
A Colombian pilot was arrested in Paris in connection with an attempted jail break in the Netherlands last month. He was meant to fly a hijacked helicopter that was supposed help criminal gang leader Benaouf A. break out of the prison in Roermond.
A fourth suspect in an attempt to hijack a helicopter and break an Amsterdam gang leader from the prison in Roermond last week, was arrested. The suspect was arrested on Thursday last week, a day after the attempted jailbreak. He and three other suspects were arraigned and remanded into restricted custody, ANP reports.
On Wednesday night the police prevented a helicopter hijacking in Limburg. According to a statement released by the police, criminals from the Amsterdam underworld wanted to use this helicopter to break a convict out of the penitentiary in Roermond. During the police intervention in Roosteren, one suspect was shot by a member of a SWAT team. He died of his injuries. Three others were arrested.
A helicopter pilot was taken to a police station for questioning after he caused a panic at the Retropop music festival on Saturday night with a nose diving stunt. The organizers of the festival called the stunt an "individual and rash action", RTL Nieuws reports.
Festival attendees were watching a performance by Di-rect and Lucas Hamming when the low flying helicopter suddenly started a nose dive right above their heads. The pilot pulled up before reaching the ground and people below, and no one was injured. But many did get quite a fright.
From September Limburg farmers will use drones to find illegal cannabis plantations on their land, the Limburg agricultural and horticultural union LLTB announced. According to the union, this is the first such project in the Netherlands, RTL Nieuws reports.
Uber is offering its customers a way to beat the traffic to Mysteryland this weekend with its newest service UberCHOPPER. With this helicopter service Uber customers can avoid traffic jams and arrive in style
A 72-year-old Dutch woman was injured while paragliding in Austria on Wednesday. The woman stumbled as she took a run up the mountainside to take off, and she and her guide came down hard on a snow free pasture
A 15-year-old Amsterdam boy was arrested Sunday night after he shined a laser pointer at a police helicopter, the police department revealed in a statement. The pilot of the helicopter managed to pin-point the boy's suspected location, and officers were dispatched to the home to investigate.
An armed robbery of a home in the Geuzenveld district of Amsterdam early Friday morning left the two residents and their friends completely shaken up. The man and woman who live in the home said they have repeatedly faced harassment in their own neighborhood, they told AT5.
The Taliban in Pakistan claims to have shot down the helicopter that crashed in the northern part of Pakistan earlier today. The Pakistan military refutes the claim, stating that the crash was caused by a technical fault on the helicopter.
The Dutch ambassador to Pakistan was injured in a helicopter crash that killed two pilots and four foreigners, among them the ambassadors to Pakistan from the Philippines, Domingo D. Lucenario Jr., and Norway, Leif H. Larsen. The wives of both the Indonesian and Malaysian ambassadors were also killed, according to a representative of the Pakistani military.
Six Dutch people have been brought to safety in Nepal after the earthquake trapped them in an inhospitable area. Among them are Gelderland siblings Stef and Sofie Steffens.
A man was shot, stabbed with an awl and beaten with an ax on Cypresstraat in Breda on Friday, according police and Omroep Brabant. The victim, estimated to be 35-years old, was seriously injured and rushed to an area hospital.
The Netherlands and Belgium are strengthening cooperation in the field of defense, counterterrorism, security, embassy relations and energy, the Dutch cabinet revealed in a press release Wednesday.
A second person was rescued from a barge that capsized on Thursday just before midnight in the Westerschelde. Three people were onboard when the ship flipped over, one of whom was rescued quickly.
A 34-year-old man died, and eight people were injured after a taxi van crashed into a car. The driver of the car, which was headed into oncoming traffic, died at the scene.
A collision during the Formula 1 and F2 Stock Cars World Cup tournament has left one driver seriously injured. A spokesman for Raceway Vernal in Ysselsteyn, Limburg reports that the driver was airlifted to a hospital in Nijmegen after his car collided with two other vehicles.
A 26-year old man jumped from a second-story window of a police station in Doelen on Tuesday, injuring his leg. He leapt from the building trying to escape arrest, the police reports.
Two Dutch snowboarders had to spend Sunday night stranded on a cold mountain in the Austrian Alps.