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Apologizes to Rescue Team for Needless Search

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Apologizes to Rescue Team for Needless Search

Great Fish Day, Dalvík

From Dalvík. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

One of two men thought to have fallen into Svarfaðardalsá river, near Dalvík, North Iceland, has contacted members of the Dalvík rescue team involved in their search to apologize. He also made a financial contribution to the team, RÚV reports.

Shortly after midnight on Monday, two men jumped off the bridge by Dalvík and swam in the river. An eye-witness reported to police that the men had been thrown out of a car on the bridge and that one of them had landed in the river. Consequently, rescue teams were called out, counting more than 40 rescue workers, who searched the river banks and the river in boats.

The men were found unharmed shortly after 3 am, yesterday morning. They had made it from the river unassisted and been driven to a home.

The head of the Dalvík rescue team reported that the man was very sorry when he contacted them to apologize. It had never been his intention to cause the trouble that ensued. Such a phone call is rare, according to the rescue team leader. People rarely apologize or thank the team in such cases, he stated.

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