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Body of Man Who Fell in Fnjóská River Discovered

By Ragnar Tómas

Fog over Draflastaðir in Fnjóskadalur
Photo: Draflastaðir in Fnjóskadalur.

The body of the man in his twenties who fell into the Fnjóská River yesterday evening has been discovered. Rescue workers had searched for the man through the night, with challenging conditions hampering their efforts.

Man’s body discovered

At 6.30 PM yesterday, a search began for a man in his twenties who had fallen into the Fnjóská River in the Fnjóskadalur valley in northern Iceland.

Two ambulances from the Akureyri Fire Department and rescue teams were involved in the search. Assistance from a Coast Guard helicopter was also requested.

According to a statement from the North East Iceland Police this morning, responders had continued to search for the man throughout the night but to no avail, Vísir reports. The man was with three friends when he disappeared into the river.

The statement from the police indicated that the search would continue today and that assistance from rescue teams in the capital area had been requested.

“Conditions at the site are challenging; the river is very murky, and the search area is extensive, particularly near the river’s mouth,” the police statement says, noting that further information about the search will be provided as the day progresses.

The man’s body was discovered before noon today, Vísir reports.

This article was updated at 12.40 PM.

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