Five surfers drown in the Netherlands, getting into 'avalanche-like' sea foam
"I knew two of these guys very well," said Smith. "Like me, they were internationally trained lifeguards. They have worked in Australia and received heavy training from an international water sports association. Yesterday they were training on the water. They got lost in the foam."
Smith added that the sea foam had already forced the group to move further away from the harbor point. He thinks they were overtaken by the foam, and then lost their bearings. "Just like in an avalanche."