The emergency services took three wet, supercooled men from a train in Venlo on Monday morning. Because one of the men had fainted from the cold, there was a fear of dangerous substances. However, this fear turned out to be unfounded after measurements by the fire department.
The three men were heavily supercooled. The police took them to the hospital, a fire department spokesperson said.
The men would have boarded the train in Eindhoven or Weert with soaking wet clothes. One of the men would have gone into the water there and the other two would have dived into the water to save him. It is unclear how the first man ended up in the water.
The men had no identity papers and do not speak Dutch, says a spokesman. This makes their identity difficult to determine. They would have made a confused impression.
The Noord-Limburg police are investigating the incident. According to ProRail, train traffic around Venlo was delayed by the intervention of the fire brigade.
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