The Hague rescue brigade expects another busy day today. The red flag has been raised on all beaches in The Hague because of a strong offshore wind. The red red flag means that you are not allowed to swim.
Yesterday, a total of 268 people were taken out of the water who got into trouble on the coast of The Hague.
Two swimmers died there. First aid was provided to 59 people. Dozens of lost children were also reunited with their parents.
It also went wrong elsewhere along the coast yesterday. Two beachgoers died in Wijk aan Zee and Zandvoort. There were dangerous currents in several places in the sea along the coast.
Very treacherous sea
According to the rescue brigade, the combination of strong current and the wind that had risen created “a very treacherous sea.”