Herengracht Amsterdam. Photo for illustration.Photo: ANP/Hollandse Hoogte/Ramon van Flymen

The 30 year-old driver of a bicycle taxi who fell into the Herengracht last Sunday is in mortal danger. According to the police, the victim was in the water for a long time before being rescued from the water.

Round 05.10 hours, the emergency services were called in by a bystander who saw a vehicle lying in the water with the lights still on, the police reported. Divers from the alarmed fire brigade dived into the water and found an unconscious man in addition to a bicycle taxi. The victim was then hoisted to the side and resuscitated by the paramedics, after which he was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

Police are looking for witnesses It is still unclear how the driver ended up in the water. The police are investigating that. They are looking for witnesses who saw the accident happen. The bicycle taxi is white in color, has a red roof and has a striking number of stickers. The driver was wearing a bright yellow reflective jacket.

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