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Iceland’s President brought to hospital in helicopter

Iceland’s President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, was brought to the National Hospital in Reykjavík yesterday from where he was staying in Hotel Búdir, west Iceland, aboard a Coast Guard helicopter.

“Ólafur had strong symptoms of fatigue yesterday morning so a doctor from Ólafsvík was called,” presidential secretary Örnólfur Thorsson told Fréttabladid.

“The doctor believed it would be best to transport the president to the National Hospital for further research and he wished for assistance from the helicopter,” Thorsson said.

Thorsson stated the research had not revealed anything serious and said the doctors believed the president is in good health. Grímsson is scheduled to be released today.

The president and his wife had attended the opening of the Library of Water, a water museum in Stykkishólmur on Snaefellsnes peninsula, and had afterwards been invited to an opening party held by Kaupthing CEO Hreidar Már Sigurdsson.

The presidential couple stayed at the nearby Hotel Búdir overnight.

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