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Lost Walker Found Dead

A search for two missing women has found one of the women dead.

The two women were last seen on Saturday. A search for them began yesterday afternoon, with search & rescue teams from across South Iceland taking part.

The two women in their thirties set off for a walk from a summerhouse in Fljótsdalshlíð, near Álftavatn lake in the southern Highlands.

Rescue teams later found one of the two women dead in Bleikársgljúfur canyon, DV.is reports.

A detailed search for the other woman is ongoing, but has so far revealed nothing.

It is known that the deceased woman is not a citizen of Iceland.

Specially equipped searchers, walking teams and divers are searching the area. Sniffer dogs and a Coastguard helicopter have also been scouring the area yesterday and today.

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