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Boy, Lost in the Slopes Of Hekla, Is Found

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Boy, Lost in the Slopes Of Hekla, Is Found

Hekla volcano

Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

A boy who yesterday got separated from his family in the slopes of Hekla volcano, in southern Iceland, has been found, Vísir reports.

He was located at 11:10 pm last night and is doing well. The Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter transported him to Hella, a nearby town, where he was joined by his family.

Close to 60 volunteers took part in the search for the boy, along with the Coast Guard’s helicopter. He had been missing since 2:00 pm yesterday, when he got separated from his mother and sister while climbing the mountain.

Search efforts began in the afternoon and search volunteers were in contact with him until 6:00 pm, when his phone ran out of charge. He had previously been able to contact the 112 National Emergency Number to report he was lost on a volcano, before his father, who was waiting at the foot of the mountain, called 112.

Conditions for searching were fair, but there was a cloud cover over Hekla at the time.

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