Thick sea foam may have been the cause of the Scheveningen deaths

Since Monday, five surfers have been found dead at at Scheveningen. Their cause of death is still being investigated; however, it is possible that a thick layer of sea foam played a role. 

The Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) is currently investigating the incidents, RTL Nieuws reports. 

According to NIOZ researcher Katja Philippart, what they want to know is whether excess algae was present in the water near the area, or whether it was excess wind. This is because, if it was the algae that played a role, this can be reported so that dangerous incidents in the future can be prevented.

Excess algae combined with wind

According to RTL Nieuws, the combination of dead algae and heavy winds created a thick, dangerous layer of sea foam.

It is likely this that caused even more dangerous circumstances for surfers.

For more news, follow DutchReview on Facebook

Feature Image: Abuzer Van Leeuwen/Supplied

Vedika Luthra
Vedika Luthra
Vedika was born in India, raised in Poland and moved to the Netherlands to study. Like her nationality, she’s confused about what she likes most, which is why her bachelor’s degree was in liberal arts and sciences. She enjoys writing about all things food-related but likes to mix it up every now and then.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related posts

Latest posts

Mandatory quarantine for travellers to the Netherlands from May 15

The Dutch government is introducing a mandatory quarantine for people travelling to the Netherlands from high-risk countries.  The measure is expected to come into effect...

How to get a Dutch mortgage as a Brit, freelancer, and more

Divorced? A freelancer? British? Not everyone has 10 years of payslips behind them. Here’s how you can get a mortgage in the Netherlands even...

Tickets for a time slot in Primark stores snapped up and resold online for up to €25

Trying to get yourself an appointment for a peruse around Primark? You may have found that it's nearly impossible. People are starting to book...