UpdateA boat with six people on board collided with a pillar from the Enneüs Heermabrug to the Amsterdam district of IJburg this afternoon. Five people on board searched for injured, one of whom had to be hospitalized. The boat sank after the collision.
Emergency services, including the water police, fire brigade and ambulance, arrived on the scene after a report of a water accident, just before five o’clock. It turned out to be okay, a fire service said.
The boat was sailing in the direction of IJburg when, for an unknown reason, it came into contact with a pillar of the bridge, which is also known as the bra bridge because of the two white curves. The six people on board were rescued from the boat by bystanders. The boat makes the water that it has sunk. According to a police spokesperson, it may have been a speedboat, but that is not certain “because it has sunk and is on the bottom.”
One of the injured is expected to be taken to hospital, four people have been examined by paramedics. Police still require further investigation.
The fire service has reported yet that persons injured to hospital are three. It turns out to be one person.
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