Successful Rescue Mission on Vatnajökull Glacier Skip to content

Successful Rescue Mission on Vatnajökull Glacier

By Yelena

Vatnajökull rescue mission March 2022
Photo: ICE-SAR.

Search and Rescue crews were called out to Vatnajökull glacier in South Iceland yesterday evening when some travellers sent out a distress signal. They were found just after 10:00 PM, some four hours after their distress call was sent out, and were flown to Reykjavík by helicopter for medical attention. They were cold and wet, but not injured.

Finding the individuals was made easier by the fact that they had left a travel plan with safetravel.is. The travellers had dug themselves into the snow to shield themselves from the weather, which was snowy and wet when the search began. Crews reached the location with the help of snowmobiles, jeeps, and specialised snow vehicles.

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