Five surfers drown in Netherlands after becoming caught up in bizarre “avalanche-like” thick sea foam.
Five experienced surfers drown in the Netherlands on Tuesday after surfing in stormy weather at a popular beach in Scheveningen, a suburb of The Hague. According to officials, the storm whipped up unusually thick sea foam in the North Sea from which the surfers could not escape. The Dutch Coast Guard was called to the scene. Three people were pulled from the water but two drowned. Two more bodies washed up on the shore later that day. A fifth body was seen floating in the waters before drifting out of reach. The excessively thick layer of sea foam drifted on the North See waters near the beaches, pushed near the shore by stormy winds. Officials said the condications created "avalance-like" sea foam along the coast. Surfers said