A foreign tourist was found last night after 40 search and rescue team members in the West Fjords, assisted by two track dogs, launched a search. The woman was found with the aid of a marked power line pole.
When telephone connection was established with the woman she said she was located near power line poles and gave search coordinators the number of the nearest pole, an announcement from ICE-SAR reveals.
The local energy company was contacted, which could inform rescue teams of the location of the pole and the woman could be picked up.
The woman went on a walk from Ísafjördur at around 5:30 yesterday afternoon but got lost and called the police. She had walked across to Bolungarvík and was located in Hestkleifardalur valley when she was found. She was cold but otherwise unharmed.