Dalvík SAR received the honor for their effective use of a drone in the rescues of two hikers near Siglufjörður in 2016.
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An Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter rescued two hikers in trouble east of Hofsjökull glacier in the highlands this week.
Search and Rescue was called in the late hours of Thursday evening to help dig out nearly 200 vehicles that had gotten stuck on Hellisheiði mountain pass during a major winter storm.
Six adults and a small child were taken to a health clinic yesterday after a passenger boat accident in West Iceland.
One woman in her 20s is dead and seven others have been seriously injured following a bus accident in South Iceland.
Two to three passengers sustained minor injuries when their bus collided with a snow plowing vehicle in Northeast Iceland yesterday afternoon.
One hundred and twenty people were transported out of Southeast Iceland via helicopter yesterday by Search and Rescue teams following extensive flooding.
Members of the Icelandic volunteer search-and-rescue operation Landsbjörg have endured heavy strain this summer as the number of operations has increased substantially.
Smári Sigurðsson, director of the Icelandic Association of Search and Rescue (ICE-SAR) states that it is unclear who bears responsibility for the safety of tourists in many of the country’s most popular destinations.
South Iceland Police believe a body found yesterday is that of Nika Begadze, a Georgian asylum seeker.
Search and rescue personnel in the southern West Fjords were mobilized around 4 pm yesterday due to a traveler in distress west of Rauðisandur beach.
After sending out a distress signal at 4:30 am this morning, three Americans sailors have been rescued from their yacht in deep water off the southwest coast of Iceland.
The man who fell into Gullfoss waterfall on Wednesday has been identified by South Iceland police as Nika Begades, a 22-year-old from Georgia.
The search for a man who fell into Gullfoss waterfall on Wednesday will be scaled back over the weekend, according to the South Iceland police.
Search resumed this morning for a man who fell into Gullfoss waterfall, South Iceland, between 4 and 5 pm yesterday.
Two hikers who, were reported missing in the West Fjords late last night, have been found safe and sound.
A missing runner has been found safe and sound, albeit cold, according to Jónas Guðmundsson of the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue.
One of the kayakers rescued Saturday night from the ocean by the mouth of the river Þjórsá, South Iceland, has died.