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Photo: Þakgil (ICE-SAR).

Lone Hiker Rescued Near Þakgil, South Iceland

Emergency responders received a distress call from a trapped tourist who had deviated from the trail near Þakgil, South Iceland. The hiker was guided back to Þakgil with the assistance of local rescue teams.

Cold but safe

At 8.30 PM yesterday, emergency responders received a distress call from a trapped tourist who had deviated from the trail while hiking near Þakgil, south of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier in South Iceland.

Rescue teams from Vík í Mýrdal and Álftaver were subsequently dispatched.

As noted in a press release from ICE-SAR (the Icelandic Association for Search, Rescue, and Injury Prevention), it took some time for the rescuers to reach Þakgil due to challenging road conditions.

After searching from different directions the rescuers located the man after 10 PM. He had become cold but had found a safe spot. The rescuers then provided assistance in guiding him back to Þakgil.

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