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Huge sea foam wave kills 5 skilled surfers who went out throughout a storm within the Netherlands

Massive sea foam wave kills five experienced surfers who went out during a storm in the Netherlands


FIVE surfers died after being engulfed by a freak “avalanche” of froth whereas in icy waters off the coast of the Netherlands.

Pictures from the scene present rescue groups scouring blankets of gray sea foam which varieties when seawater containing algae will get churned up by robust winds.

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Rescuers wade by the froth at Scheveningen Harbour[/caption]

The surfers ran into trouble when strong winds whisked up an avalanche of foam
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The surfers bumped into hassle when robust winds whisked up an ‘avalanche’ of froth[/caption]

The Dutch Coast Guard mentioned three folks had been rescued from the ocean on Tuesday, two of whom had been later pronounced useless.

Later two extra our bodies had been found whereas a fifth physique was seen floating within the waters however out of attain of rescuers.

One individual  – a 23 yr – outdated – continues to be unaccounted for.

The skilled group obtained into hassle after robust northerly winds and currents whipped up the ocean 5 hours after they took to the water off The Hague.

Native official Pat Smith mentioned they misplaced their bearings off Scheveningen Harbour after being swamped by the gloopy deluge.

Witnesses instructed how they vanished beneath a “man-sized” “ layer of sea foam on the floor of the water.

It was reported to be so thick it was very troublesome for surfers to get again on their boards to return to shore in the event that they fell off.

Mr Smith mentioned: “They disappeared beneath the froth prefer it was some form of avalanche.

It's believed the experienced surfers lost their bearings
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It’s believed the skilled surfers misplaced their bearings[/caption]

Tributes at the scene of the tragedy in the Netherlands
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Tributes on the scene of the tragedy within the Netherlands[/caption]

“I knew two of those guys very effectively. Like me, they had been internationally educated lifeguards.

“They’ve labored in Australia and obtained a variety of coaching from a world water sports activities affiliation however they obtained misplaced within the foam.”

Spring tides are believed to have churned up the froth which rescue helicopters tried to blow it away within the determined seek for the struggling surfers.

A photographer on the scene mentioned the native browsing group has paid respect to the useless by staying out of the water.

“Six skilled watermen went swimming with fits and fins, however three of them couldn’t combat the present and obtained dragged beneath the froth, they didn’t make it out,” the photographer mentioned.

Hague mayor Johan Remkes mentioned tragedy struck “younger, bodily match, sporty folks, who know the ocean just like the again of their fingers” – a stone’s throw from different surfers who had been unhurt.


He added: “How is it attainable that such skilled surfers had been fully taken without warning at a spot they knew so effectively?

“But in addition: how is it attainable {that a} drama unfolded at one harbour inlet whereas on the different harbour inlet, not even 100 metres away, folks had been nonetheless browsing till late within the night?”

Police mentioned the victims – whose identities weren’t launched final evening – had been aged between 22 and 38 and native.

Police said the victims were aged between 22 and 38 and local
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Police mentioned the victims had been aged between 22 and 38 and native[/caption]

The tragedy has rocked the small seaside community
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The tragedy has rocked the small seaside group[/caption]