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Tourist Questioned for Diving in Silfra without Permit

A tourist was yesterday questioned for reckless behavior after having dived in Silfra in Þingvellir National Park, West Iceland, without a permit. Authorities at the national park are pressing charges against the man for having ignored clearly-marked safety rules such as notifying park rangers.

thingvellir02_psÞingvellir. Photo: Páll Stefansson/Iceland Review.

The man fell unconscious at a depth of 20 meters but was rescued by two divers who were also diving in Silfra at the time, ruv.is reports. The man reportedly refused treatment by ambulance staff.

According to the police, the case will be investigated and charges brought against the individual.

Þingvellir authorities stress the importance of following the safety rules. A man died in Silfra in December last year.

Related:

30.12.2012 | Young Man Dies Scuba Diving

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