Search and rescue teams decided yesterday to postpone their search for a ptarmigan hunter who has been lost in Iceland’s southern highlands since Saturday and reassume their search next Saturday.
The decision was made in light of an unfortunate weather forecast, by Selfoss police in cooperation with Landsbjörg (ICE-SAR), the association of search and rescue teams in Iceland, Morgunbladid reports.
Since the hunter was reported missing last Saturday, search and rescue teams have searched the area extensively without finding any trace of the man. Yesterday, 50 volunteers were in the search area.
Search and rescue team members have also used horses and track dogs and a Coast Guard helicopter has participated in the search. Selfoss police said search teams will use the time until next Saturday to reorganize the search.