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Body of Lost Fisherman Discovered in River

By Iceland Review

Divers from ICE-SAR, the Icelandic Association of Search and Rescue, found the body Friday afternoon of a man who drowned while fishing on Wednesday in Sogid, a section of the river Ölfusá, in south Iceland.

The body was discovered four meters deep near to where Sogid runs into Álftavatn lake, Bladid reports.

The man, who was 53, was fishing with his son and brother when his son lost his footing. His father tried to save him but also lost his footing. Both men were caught by the river’s current.

The son was rescued aboard a boat after an hour in the river.

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