Second body found after yacht tragedy

23rd February 2005, Comments 0 comments

23 February 2005 , AMSTERDAM — Passers-by have found the body of a man missing since 9 January after a yachting accident on the Maas River near Borgharen, the national police force KLPD said.

23 February 2005

AMSTERDAM — Passers-by have found the body of a man missing since 9 January after a yachting accident on the Maas River near Borgharen, the national police force KLPD said.

The body of the 47-year-old Bunde man was discovered on Tuesday morning in Stevensweert, some 48km downstream from where his yacht sank. His body was found 4m away from the waterline, having been washed there by high waters.

The body of another victim, a 42-year-old man also of Bunde, was found in the Maas near Itteren on 14 January.

Two women and four children were rescued after the yacht fell 7m over a dam wall in the Maas River on a Sunday afternoon. On board the yacht were two families.

The boat broke into several pieces and emergency services later reduced the river level to assist efforts to find the male victims.

After the discovery of one body, the search was called off on 31 January. Authorities had hoped the second man's body would float to the surface naturally.

[Copyright Expatica News 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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