Missing Belgian Believed to Be in Lake
An extensive search for a foreign tourist in his 40s did not bear fruit this weekend, RÚV reports. An unmanned boat and backpack found floating on Þingvallavatn lake in Southwest Iceland suggest that the man fell into the water. Authorities will explore the possibility of diving into the lake to continue the search today.
Dozens of search and rescue volunteers searched for the man on Saturday and Sunday, finding an unmanned boat and backpack floating on Þingvallavatn yesterday. The backpack belongs to a Belgian tourist who is known to have stayed at the Þingvellir camp site on Friday night. His tent has not been found.
Windy conditions led to search teams eventually being called off yesterday. Þorvaldur Guðmundsson of ICE-SAR says the organisation may contract a diver to continue the search today near the power station at Sog river.