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Man Missing in West Fjords

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Man Missing in West Fjords

Guðmundur Sverrisson

Guðmundur L. Sverrisson. Photo: The West Fjords Police.

Rescue workers in the West Fjords and in West Iceland were called out shortly before noon yesterday to search for Guðmundur L. Sverrisson, a middle-aged man who was last seen in Patreksfjörður fjord, the West Fjords, between 3 and 4 am on Tuesday, RÚV reports.

More than 50 rescue workers from many parts of the country participated in the search overnight, assisted by four search dogs. A team of 100 rescue workers will search for him today, according to the Facebook page of the West Fjords Police. Guðmundur’s car was discovered a short distance outside Patreksfjörður fjord, and the search efforts have centered around that area. The Icelandic Coast Guard took part in the search from the air.

A specialized search team was transported from the capital area by an Icelandic Coast Guard airplane to assist in the search. Anyone who knows about his whereabouts after 3 or 4 am on Tuesday is asked to notify The West Fjords Police by calling 444-0400.

Residents of Patreksfjörður are asked to check any unlocked storage areas in their homes and workplaces.

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