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A Foreign Tourist fell into the Ocean at Reynisfjara this Evening

A tourist fell into the ocean at Reynisfjara by Vík in Mýrdalur. Rescue squads were immediately called our together with the Coast Guard helicopter. The man was carried by the waves to Reynisfjall mountain and got ashore there. The beach is inaccessible at that point, except by going down the cliff.

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Reynisfjara. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review

Rescue workers tried to go down by rope without success. The man seemed to be alive and in one piece. He had been in the ocean about 30 minutes when he came ashore, according to visir.is.

Finally, a helicopter managed to land beside the man on the beach, and bring him to safety. According to witnesses he was quite exhausted when he was rescued. He is now being attended to by a doctor.

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