Tents belonging to the two German tourists, who have been missing in Iceland since August 17, were discovered by the Coast Guard helicopter TF Gná on Svínafellsjökull glacier yesterday, a sub-glacier of Vatnajökull.
A driver’s license belonging to one of the young men, Mattias Hinz and Thomas Grundt, was found, confirming the tents were theirs, ruv.is reports. According to police, the tents were in an odd location.
A Coast Guard airplane transported specially trained search teams from the capital region to the glacier to take over the search, including a special forces police officer and a tracking dog.
The search area has been reduced considerably and is now limited to Skaftafell National Park, west of Öraefajökull glacier on southern Vatnajökull, to which Svínafellsjökull belongs, and on the upper part of Öraefajökull.
The area that is being searched is difficult to cross and is dangerous at this time of year.
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