Two teenagers, 13 and 14 years old, were rescued when a small sailboat they were steering outside the town of Ísafjördur in the Westfjords capsized.
The police were notified immediately and they asked for the assistance of the coast-guard. One of its ships, Týr, was located in the harbor of Ísafjördur so a small boat was dispatched from it to rescue the boys.
The young sailors were wearing life vests and wetsuits but nevertheless they were cold and wet when they were pulled on board of the coast guard vessel. The temperature in Ísafjördur was only 7°C when the accident happened and strong winds were blowing in the area, according to the national radio RUV.