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Body of Missing Person Found in Kleifarvatn Lake

Andrés Tómasson, the man who has been missing since September 24, was found dead in his car in the lake Kleifarvatn on Reykjanes peninsula in southwest Iceland yesterday afternoon, as confirmed by the police last night.


Kleifarvatn. Photo by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.

A man who was boating on the lake thought he spotted the wreckage of a car in the water and notified the police. Divers were called out to investigate the matter. A helicopter was also called to the scene and the helicopter crew spotted the car, Morgunbladid reports.

The car was hoisted out of the lake. It turned out to be Tómasson’s vehicle and his body was found inside it. He was 41 and lived in Reykjavík. According to Fréttabladid, no criminal activity is believed to be involved in his death.

More than 200 search and rescue crew members searched for Tómasson over the weekend on Reykjanes peninsula, the Hvalfjördur and Borgarfjördur regions and near Hveragerdi.

“The police would like to thank everyone who have participated in the search for Andrés,” an announcement from the police reads.

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