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Body of Missing Ptarmigan Hunter Found in South Iceland

The body of a man, who went missing while hunting ptarmigans on November 29, 2008, was discovered yesterday on the Selgilsbakkar riverbank by Thverá yesterday, approximately one and a half kilometers northeast of the farm Fossnes in the rural district of Skeida- og Gnúpverjahreppur in south Iceland.

A Coast Guard helicopter participated in the search. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The residents of Fossnes found the body while they were repairing fences along the Thverá riverside. Police in Selfoss have confirmed that the body is ptarmigan hunter Trausti Gunnarsson, mbl.is reports.

Gunnarsson had been hunting with two of his friends on Skáldbúdaheidi heath. They went in different directions and Gunnarsson never returned. There are approximately 10 kilometers between where the hunters’ vehicle was located and where the body was found.

For days after Gunnarsson was reported missing, police, search and rescue team members and Coast Guard employees searched the area extensively without finding any trace of him, until the search was eventually called off.

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