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Environment Agency of Iceland: Warning Signs Risky

Following calls for a warning signal on the beach by Dyrhólaey promontory in south Iceland where a German couple nearly drowned on Tuesday, Director of the Environment Agency of Iceland Kristín Linda Árnadóttir said that warning signs can prove hazardous.

“Our general policy is to be very careful when we establish warning signs because then we would hardly know where to stop,” Árnadóttir told Fréttabladid.

“There are many places in Iceland that are dangerous,” Árnadóttir said, adding that warning signs can prove dangerous because then people might conclude that all places that don’t have a sign are safe.

“So are all sign-less places supposed to be all right and not dangerous? That is something we cannot confirm,” Árnadóttir concluded.

Click here to read more about the case of near-drowning on Tuesday.

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