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Tourist Dies in Brúará River

A man died after falling into the Brúará river in South Iceland yesterday afternoon. The man was carried downstream while saving his son, who had fallen in the river.

A police announcement states that the deceased was a Canadian citizen residing in the US. The reason he went into the river was to help his son who had fallen in the river. During the process, the river’s strong and cold currents carried him off, but his son wasn‘t injured.

Search-and-rescue volunteers participated in the search, but it was the Coast Guard‘s helicopter that found the man‘s body 4-500 m [0.25-0.31 mi] downstream, shortly after five pm yesterday.

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