Four-year-old boy dies in hospital after being found in reservoir

Police badge and radio.
Police badge and radio.

A four-year-old boy has died after being rescued from a reservoir in Noord-Holland. The child was resuscitated at the scene but later died in hospital.

The incident happened at the Toolenburgerplas in Hoofddorp on Sunday afternoon, while the popular bathing spot was packed with visitors. Police said it was unclear how the child had ended up in the water.

The warm, sunny weather has brought an increase in people getting into trouble in water. Later on Sunday the body of a 59-year-old man who went missing while swimming was recovered from the IJmeer.

Police also resumed a search on Monday morning for a woman who went missing while free diving in Laco Strandbad in Nuenen, near Eindhoven. A sonar boat is being used to try to find the woman, who failed to resurface while snorkelling in a part of the lake where the water is up to 15 metres deep.

The resort has been closed to visitors on Monday.

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