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French Tourist Rescued from Glacial River

A French tourist in his forties seems to have lost control of his car on a sharp bend by the glacial river Jökulsá á Dal in east Iceland on Sunday evening and then plunged into the river. A couple saved the man who did not suffer any severe injuries.

The car fell off an eight-meter high cliff into the river and then sank six to eight meters down to the bottom of the river. The driver managed to escape his vehicle and swim to the surface, Morgunbladid reports.

By coincidence a couple who was traveling in the area noticed backpacks floating in the river. They took a closer look and then heard the Frenchman cry for help from a ledge underneath a bridge where he was holding on.

The couple managed to help the man get out of the river and then took him to a nearby farm. The tourist did not suffer any injuries but was very cold after falling into the river.

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