A 35 year old man, Gregory van der Biezen, went missing in Aruba after he went body boarding with his son near Boca Grandi after hurricane Felix passed over the island. After initial search efforts failed, authorities resumed the next day and the police found the body of the man in the water. Boca Grandi is located near the island’s eastern tip.
The unfortunate drowning of this man does once again bring up an obvious point that seems to be lost or conveniently avoided by so many when discussing the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba. If one simply just drowned in the ocean, they would have been found. She would have either washed ashore or would have been found in the water. Gregory van der Biezen’s body was found even with the rough seas and undercurrents following Hurricane Felix. Why would the rules of nature be so different for an American teenage tourist as opposed to a 35 year old Dutch nurse in Aruba if as so many have claimed Natalee simply drowned? The fact of the matter is, this is what would have occured if someone had simply just drown.
Amigoe, Sept. 4, 2007: Missing man drowned: Rescue workers searching for the missing Gregory van der Biezenoccurred.
ORANJESTAD – The 35-year old man that was missing since Sunday after he went body boarding with his son near Boca Grandi has drowned. The body of Gregory van der Biezen was found on the beach near Grapefield yesterday morning.
After hurricane Felix passed over Aruba on Sunday, the sea was still pretty rough in the afternoon. Due to the heavy undertow, the swimmers got in trouble right from the beginning and decided to go back home. But Gregory van der Biezen didn’t manage to get back on the beach and disappeared in the water. The authorities were notified and the police and Warda nos Costa searched for the man. Also a helicopter was mobilized. But they had to quit the search, because it got too dark. The search action was resumed the next day and the police found the body of the man in the water. Gregory van der Biezen was a nurse on the medium care-department of the Horacio Oduber Hospital.