A pornographic film is under investigation for having been recorded in an Icelandic ambulance, reports Fréttablaðið.
Authorities state they are taking the matter seriously and that an investigation into the matter has begun.
According to Fréttablaðið, the capital region fire department was alerted to the existence of the video via a confidential tip.
The incident is significant as the sale and production of pornography are illegal in Iceland. The incident also raises concerns over security, and how the individuals responsible for the pornographic film were able to gain access to the ambulance in question.
The film in question features a woman posing as a patient and a man as an emergency medical technician.
Sources report that after an internal investigation, it was concluded that although the ambulance in question is indeed Icelandic, it was not operated by the capital area fire department.
Authorities have concluded that the ambulance is either from another municipality, or else an older vehicle that has been sold to a private individual.
The incident was an occasion for some moral outrage, with some condemning the use of a vehicle used to treat the sick and dying for such purposes.
Despite the outrage, however, there is no indication that the ambulance is currently in service.
Spokesperson for the capital area fire department, Ásdís Gíslason, stated: “The issue is being taken very seriously, and we regret having been involved in this matter.”
Update: Video Likely Filmed at Skógarhlið in Reykjavík
According to the latest information, the ambulance in question was located in the fire department facility in Skógarhlið.
Since the matter has been reported in the media, authorities have received numerous tips. Now, they state that several clues from the video indicate that it was indeed recorded at a fire department building in Reykjavík.
Birgir Finnsson, assistant fire chief in the capital area, stated that there are no security cameras at Skógarhlið, as it had not previously been considered necessary.
When asked if other individuals had access to the facility, he stated that although “the building is of course just for use by the fire department, there is something going on that we’re looking into.”