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French Couple Found by Coast Guard Helicopter

A French couple trekking in the Icelandic highland requested assistance from emergency services at 3 pm yesterday as the woman had fallen and hurt her knee and was unable to continue. They were picked up by the Coast Guard’s helicopter this morning.

landmannalaugar_goLandmannalaugar. Photo: Geir Ólafsson/Iceland Review.

The helicopter had searched in the wrong area to begin with, by Grænalón lagoon northwest of Skeiðarárjökull glacier. This morning the couple could clarify that they were located east of Grænalón near Landmannalaugar, mbl.is.

Apart from the woman’s knee injury the couple was unharmed. The weather conditions were good in the area.

ESA

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