More than 300 Icelandic rescue workers continued searching for clues regarding the disappearance of Birna Brjánsdóttir last night.
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At a press conference at 5 pm, the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police Department anncounced that the Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter discovered a body this afternoon on the rocky beach by Selvogsviti light house on the south coast of Reykjanes peninsula. The body is believed to be that of Birna...
The Reykjavík Metropolitan Police department has sent a request to every regional management of rescue groups in Iceland, asking for volunteers to participate in a major search for Birna Brjánsdóttir, scheduled for tomorrow.
A six-year-old child was saved on Reynisfjara beach yesterday by a rescue worker who had mistakenly been called out to that beach instead of the adjacent Kirkjufjara beach.
The woman who was swept out to sea by a wave on Kirkjufjara beach, South Iceland, yesterday, has died.
A foreign tourist, a woman in her late forties, fell into the ocean by Kirkjufjara beach by Dyrhólaey promontory in South Iceland shortly before 1 pm today. The woman was found near the location where the accident occurred, at around 2 pm and was taken by helicopter to Landspítali hospital in...
David and Gail Wilson, the Australian couple who were lost for seven hours on Langjökull glacier in a blizzard on Thursday, harshly criticized the company which organized the snowmobile tour, Mountaineers of Iceland, for having gone ahead with the tour in such weather.
Rescue workers were called out shortly before 5 pm yesterday to search for a man and a woman who had gone missing on Langjökull glacier.
Two rescue workers were injured late last night when searching for a farmer on the Vatnsnes peninsula, Northwest Iceland.
The hunter who was found alive in East Iceland yesterday after an extensive search since Friday wants others to learn from his mistake.
Þór Þorsteinsson, a member of search and rescue association ICE-SAR, posted a video on Facebook from yesterday’s operation leading to the rescue of two ptarmigan hunters who were lost on Snæfellsnes peninsula in West Iceland.
More than 80 volunteers from search and rescue associations in North Iceland and Reykjavík, along with the Coast Guard’s helicopter crew, took part in the rescue of a man who had become trapped in the steep mountainside of Gunnólfsvíkurfjall on Langanes peninsula, Northeast Iceland, yesterday...
Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid formally launched a fundraising effort of Icelandic rescue teams, ICE-SAR, yesterday.
The body of the man who had been missing in the West Fjords since yesterday morning was discovered just before noon today.
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.
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.
Search and rescue crews have found the body of a French tourist who fell into a river by Sveinsgil ravine in the southern Icelandic highlands Tuesday night.
An extensive search is underway for a foreign tourist who fell into a river by Sveinsgil ravine, north of Torfajökull glacier in the southern Icelandic highlands last night.
A foreign tourist, who had been missing since Saturday morning, was found alive and well last night.
ICE-SAR, the Icelandic search & rescue association, has identified many locations near to lakes, rivers and the sea which pose elevated drowning risk to locals and visitors.
A search is still being conducted for Hörður Björnsson who has been missing since Wednesday morning last week.
Search and rescue organizations from the capital region were called out this morning when a boat ran aground at Eyri by Álftanes, a neighboring community of Reykjavík. It soon turned out that the two men onboard weren’t in any danger.