Video: RIP | 21-Year-old Eritrean Man Drowns in Holland’s Recreational Lake

 

 

Video: 21-Year-old Eritrean Man Drowns in Holland’s Recreational Lake

 

 

Software Translation from Dutch 

 

 

www.gelderlander.nl | May 9, 2018

 




 

 

WINTERSWIJK – The drowning person who is currently looking for emergency services in the Hilgelo recreation lake in Winterswijk, is a 21-year-old man from Eritrea. That confirms a police spokesman on the spot.

 

 

It concerns a resident of the asylum seekers’ center in Winterswijk. He would have jumped into the water yesterday afternoon from a raft and has been missing since then.

 

 

Emergency services looked for the man last night until late in the evening. The large-scale search continues since this morning at 10 am. The area is scanned with sonar equipment.

 

 

Depth

The fire department could search for a depth of about 15 meters yesterday. The lake is a lot deeper, about 30 to 40 meters. A diving team can reach that depth today.

 

 

A strong undercurrent can occur in the lake due to a nearby sand suction installation. Today, however, the police announced that the installation was not on.

 




 

Emotions
The man from Eritrea had gone swimming with a group of about 30 asylum seekers. Agents have spoken to a number of asylum seekers as a result of the incident, but that turned out to be difficult. Many witnesses were very emotional. Today, the police are therefore once again in conversation with the other asylum seekers.

 

 

Source: https://www.gelderlander.nl/winterswijk/drenkeling-in-recreatieplas-is-19-jarige-man-uit-eritrea~a59baf52/