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Search for Modestas Antanavicius Remains “Ongoing”

By Ragnar Tómas

Photo: West Iceland Police.

The search for Modestas Antanavicius, who went missing on January 7, is still ongoing, Vísir reports. Search-and-rescue teams continue to search for Modestas when weather conditions allow.

Last seen on Saturday, January 7

On January 14, nearly 150 search-and-rescue volunteers, alongside the police and the Coast Guard, took part in an extensive search for Borgarnes resident Modestas Antanavicius, aged 46. A helicopter, numerous drones, and fourteen search dogs were employed during the search. Modestas was last seen entering an Olís gas station in Borgarnes at 17.09 AM on Saturday, January 7, prior to exiting a few minutes later. Footage of him was capture by CCTV.

In a Facebook post yesterday, the West Iceland Police announced that Modestas Antanavicius was “still missing.” The local police, alongside search-and-rescue teams and the Coast Guard, are continuing the search when conditions allow. Anyone who believes they have seen him is asked to contact the police by calling 444-0300 or 112.

“We’ve been getting tips, people saying they’ve seen something. We’ve acted on these tips, but nothing has come of it yet. We are a little ‘stopped,’ at the moment,” Ásmundur Kristinn Ásmundsson, Deputy Chief of Police of the West Iceland police, told Vísir on January 17.

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