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Irishman drowns in Dutch seaside town

Local media reports say that he had gone swimming in the early hours of the morning.

The North Sea coast near Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.
The North Sea coast near Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.
Image: Shutterstock/Jeroen Fortgens

AN IRISHMAN HAS died in a Dutch seaside town with local media reporting that he drowned after going swimming in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Dutch broadcaster RTL reports that the Irishman was 28 years old and had been socialising with a group of Irish people at a beach hotel in Egmond aan Zee on Wednesday night.

It’s reported that a number of members of the group went swimming but when they got out of the water the man was missing.

Emergency services were called at 3.15 am and they arrived soon after.

The man was removed from the water and attempts were made to resuscitate him but these were not successful.

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