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German tourists still missing in Iceland

The search for two young German tourists, Matthias Hinz and Thomas Grundt, is still ongoing. Search teams were hindered by rain and poor visibility yesterday near Skaftafell National Park in south Iceland.

Fridrik Jónas Fridriksson, leader of the Hornafjördur emergency service, said search teams are concentrating on the area near Skaftafell because the Germans may have been spotted there, Bladid reports.

“Two men matching their description were seen in the highlands, which we are investigating. We have also been told they may have left the region, but that hasn’t been confirmed,” Fridriksson said.

A group of search teams accounting for 40 people in total hiked to Svínafellsjökull and Skaftafellsjökull glaciers, sub-glaciers of Vatnajökull, which are considered dangerous to cross.

Due to bad weather and another emergency involving tourists in the central highlands, the Coast Guard helicopter was delayed in joining the search.

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