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Man Missing in West Fjords

By Iceland Review

Rescue workers in the West Fjords and in West Iceland were called out shortly before noon yesterday to search for Guðmundur L. Sverrisson, a middle-aged man who was last seen in Patreksfjörður fjord, the West Fjords, between 3 and 4 am on Tuesday, RÚV reports.

More than 50 rescue workers from many parts of the country participated in the search overnight, assisted by four search dogs. A team of 100 rescue workers will search for him today, according to the Facebook page of the West Fjords Police. Guðmundur’s car was discovered a short distance outside Patreksfjörður fjord, and the search efforts have centered around that area. The Icelandic Coast Guard took part in the search from the air.

A specialized search team was transported from the capital area by an Icelandic Coast Guard airplane to assist in the search. Anyone who knows about his whereabouts after 3 or 4 am on Tuesday is asked to notify The West Fjords Police by calling 444-0400.

Residents of Patreksfjörður are asked to check any unlocked storage areas in their homes and workplaces.

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