In the Netherlands, two men from Germany drowned during a boat trip. © Werner Lerooy/imago/Archivbild
Tragic news from the Netherlands: On Whit Saturday, two men from Germany died here during a boat trip.
Heijen – Two men from Germany were killed during a boat trip in the Netherlands. According to the police of the southern Dutch province of Limburg, their bodies and their boat were found in the estuary of the Old Meuse on Saturday, May 27, 2023, after an intensive search by rescue workers.
The drowned men were 37 and 38 years old. The police did not initially provide any further information on the identity of the two dead.
Two Germans drown during a boat trip in the Netherlands – police speak of a "fatal accident"
According to the Dutch news agency ANP, the police have so far assumed a "fatal accident" that occurred on the Meuse near the village of Heijen. In order to clarify the exact circumstances, investigations have been initiated.
After another passenger of the boat was discovered near Heijen on Saturday night and taken to a hospital, the police and fire brigade launched their search operation, ANP reports. (han/dpa)