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Rescue Workers Resume Search

Chief Superintendent Grímur Grímsson.

Chief Superintendent Grímur Grímsson. Photo: Screenshot from RÚV.

Rescue workers were called out between 1 and 2 pm to resume the search for Birna Brjánsdóttir, the 20-year-old Icelandic woman who has been missing since Saturday morning. Due to tips received by police from the public, the harbor area in Hafnarfjörður is being searched, as are some paths on Strandarheiði on Reykjanes peninsula, according to a press release from ICE-SAR.

RÚV reports that about 40 rescue workers were called out. They are searching with the assistance of dogs.

Divers and two boats from the Icelandic Coast Guard have been searching the Hafnarfjörður harbor since this morning. A sweater was discovered in the harbor area late last night, close to where Birna’s shoes were found Monday night. Although the sweater is not Birna’s, it may be connected to the case.

Chief Superintendent Grímur Grímsson told RÚV that the decision had been made to search near the area where the sweater was found and to focus on searching for objects.

The Reykjavík Metropolitan Police remind anyone with information related to the investigation to contact them at +354 444-1000, or by sending them a Facebook message.

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