According to a bystander, the man was found after about 25 minutes, after which he was resuscitated on the beach. He was then taken to hospital, where the man died.
Earlier in the day, a body was found in the water near IJburg. Following the two incidents, Mayor Halsema decided to close the beach at IJburg, including the catering facility located there. The beach will remain closed until further notice. “ In the next few days, we will take the time to look at security there, because of these two serious incidents, ” a spokesman for the mayor said on Thursday. AT5.