Aid workers, on Tuesday, found the bodies of three missing surfers in the North Sea at Scheveningen beach, near The Hague.
This brings the total number of the deceased to five since Monday.
At around 7.15 p.m. local time on Monday, water sports enthusiasts, including the surfers, ran into problems in the sea at Scheveningen.
This was probably due to the strong wind in combination with opposite currents and a large amount of foam on the waves.
Some were able to bring themselves to safety and seven others were taken from the sea by aid workers.
Two people died despite receiving medical attention.
The search for the missing had to be stopped at nightfall.
Aid workers found three other missing surfers on Tuesday morning.
The Hague Mayor, Johan Remkes, said that the victims, including three from The Hague, were all very familiar with the circumstances of the sea in Scheveningen.
He called for an investigation into the surfing drama.
“The grief in Scheveningen and beyond is unimaginable,’’ Remkes said. (Xinhua/NAN)