34 C
• vrijdag 29 september 2023

Telegraaf | Man gearresteerd in onderzoek naar moord op rapper Tupac Shakur

De politie in Las Vegas heeft een man gearresteerd in het onderzoek naar de moord op de wereldberoemde rapper Tupac Shakur 27 jaar geleden. Dat melden Amerikaanse...

Democracy now! | Friday, September 29, 2023

Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides our audience...

Extra | Journaal 29 september 2023

Elke werkdag het laatste nieuws van Extra, nu ook in het Nederlands. Bron: Extra

DolfijnFM | Herdenkingsmonument Julianabrug wordt gerenoveerd

Het herdenkingsmonument, dat is geplaatst voor de slachtoffers van het instorten van de Julianabrug, wordt aangepakt. Zo is de verlichting niet meer up to date, en wordt...

DolfijnFM | Groot concert ter ere van Tula

Op het Brionplein vindt morgen het Bos di Libertat-festival plaats, een groot concert ter ere van Tula. Het concert is onderdeel van de Siman di Kultura en...

DolfijnFM | Ministers om tafel voor oplossing geweld op scholen

De ministeries van Onderwijs en Justitie hebben samengezeten om geweld op scholen aan te pakken. Het is al langer bekend dat vechtpartijen op scholen toenemen, dus was...
- Advertisement -spot_img

DH | Rescue operation for female hiker dragged into Gilboa Bay

HomeMediaAntilliaans DagbladDH | Rescue operation for female hiker dragged into Gilboa Bay
Foto Walter Hellebrand
ST. EUSTATIUS–Officers of the Caribbean Netherlands Police Force KPCN and the Fire Department were engaged in a rescue operation for a female hiker who was swept into the water at Gilboa Bay after a big wave had knocked her off her feet and into the water around 8:00am Thursday, April 27.

The woman was part of a group of four hikers who regularly hike on St. Eustatius. She tried to hold onto on of her fellow hikers but she nevertheless fell into the water. The man fell onto the rocks, sustaining injuries to his ribs and hand.

The woman could not swim to shore due to the rocky coast at Gilboa. Instead, she swam for more than two hours to reach Zeelandia beach.

One of the hikers made his way to the top of the hill to obtain cellular signal, after which he alerted the emergency services. He also called two ship captains for assistance, but they did not see the woman in the water.

However, she made it safely to Zeelandia, where the staff member of the Governor’s Cabinet was greeted by Government Commissioner Alida Francis.

KPCN stated that the male hiker had managed to swim back to shore, but due to the high tide and an injury she sustained during her fall, the woman was unable to return.

The police and the fire department were called to the scene and started an investigation and search for the woman, assisted by a local fishing boat.

The woman used her backpack to float and was able to swim to Zeelandia beach, from where police officers and firefighters escorted her back to the other hikers.

Both the man and the women were injured and received medical assistance by ambulance personnel at the scene. The man had to be transported to Queen Beatrix Medical Centre for further medical attention.

Bron: Daily Herald

Geef een reactie

Vul alstublieft uw commentaar in!
Vul hier uw naam in


Recente reacties