Belgian ship causes tidal wave in Dutch beach, three hospitalised
Monday, 01 July 2019
Seven people were dragged into the sea and three have been hospitalised after a Belgian ship caused a tidal wave by sailing too close to the shore on the Dutch beach of Vlissingen on Sunday evening, according to local media reports.
One person and two children aged 3 and 5 were hospitalised for check-ups after the large wave dragged them into the waters of the North Sea.
“That green ship went so fast, you could tell it would go wrong,” a bystander who filmed the incident told Het Laatste Nieuws, adding that there was not enough time to warn bathers to retreat from the shore.
Seven people in total were reportedly dragged into the sea by the powerful wave, but most were able to return to the coast by themselves.
#Vlissingen omg. Boulevard Bankert rond 19.10 uur ontstond een vloedgolf door een voorbijvarend schip. Zeker zeven mensen werden het water in getrokken. De meeste mensen konden op eigen gelegenheid het strand bereiken. (1/2)