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Search and Rescue of Sheep Continues

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Search and Rescue of Sheep Continues

Around 300 ICE-SAR workers took part in the search and rescue of sheep in North Iceland yesterday following Sunday night's severe snowstorm, visir.is reports.

storm_northiceland_landsbjorg_11ICE-SAR assist with the search and rescue of sheep in North Iceland. Photo by Hallgrímur Óli Guðmundsson.

Many sheep have been found alive, buried in up to three meters of snow. A video of one of the rescue operations can be viewed here.

The deep snow and continued poor weather conditions in North Iceland have made the rescue conditions challenging. Four-wheel drives and sledges have been brought in to assist with the operation.

storm_northiceland_landsbjorg_8Photo by Magnús Viðar Arnarsson.

ICE-SAR have also been busy responding to calls from travelers who have gotten stuck in the snow. Travelers had to be rescued near Langjökull glacier, West Iceland, after ignoring signs of road closure and getting stuck. ICE-SAR report that this is the fifth case in four days that they respond to a call from travelers stuck near Langjökull despite the warnings, ruv.is reports.

Click here to read more about clean-up and rescue operations.

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