Two dead, two missing after early morning Wadden Sea collision

Rescue workers in Harlingen. Photo: Anton Kappers ANP
Rescue workers in Harlingen. Photo: Anton Kappers ANP

Two people were killed and two others may be missing following a collision between a water taxi and a ferry close to the Wadden Sea island of Terschelling, the coastguard has confirmed.

Rescue teams are looking for two missing water taxi passengers, one of whom is reported to be a 12-year-old child.

The accident happened some 200 metres off the coast between Terschelling and Vlieland. According to the coastguard, the water taxi was carrying seven people when it hit the ferry, which had 27 passengers on board.

Eyewitness Sytse Schoustra told local media that the water taxi was ‘as good as sunk’.

Three rescue boats and a helicopter are now at the scene and several people have been taken by the coast guard to Terschelling’s harbour.

More to follow

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