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Warning Sign Erected on Dangerous Iceland Beach

The National Association of Search and Rescue Teams (ICE-SAR) has announced that a warning signal will be erected on Reynisfjara beach in south Iceland where many tourists go to observe Dyrhólaey promontory. Rogue waves make the beach quite dangerous.

Last week a German couple nearly drowned on the beach and last year an American tourist died there. It has been debated whether a warning signal should be erected on the beach and who should finance the project, Morgunbladid reports.

The main owner of the beach, Ólafur Steinar Björnsson, said that if a warning sign will not be erected, he will not allow tourists to walk on the beach anymore. Björnsson said the Icelandic Tourist Board should be responsible for establishing the sign.

The Environment Agency of Iceland has said warning sings can be risky.

Click here to read more about the near-drowning of the German couple and about the death of the American tourist on Reynisfjara beach.

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