Teen's body found after fishing accident

14th August 2006, Comments 0 comments

14 August 2006, AMSTERDAM — Divers from a private rescue team recovered the body of a 16-year-old youth from a canal in Limburg on Sunday afternoon.

14 August 2006

AMSTERDAM — Divers from a private rescue team recovered the body of a 16-year-old youth from a canal in Limburg on Sunday afternoon.

The victim and his friend, also 16, were part of a group of young people who were fishing from boats earlier in the morning in a drainage canal of Essent's Claus power station in Maasbracht, Limburg.

The two teens ended up in the water when their boat overturned near a small waterfall at the mouth of the waterway, probably due to the strong current. One of them managed to get to the embankment but the other disappeared under the water.

Hours later rescue dogs located the place where his body was lying, nine metres below the surface. Essent had to turn off the flow of water from the station's cooling towers to allow divers to retrieve the body. 

The waterway is a prohibited area. There is a sign to warning people to stay away and cameras monitor the canal.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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