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Woman Falls 20 Meters down Glacial Crevice

By Iceland Review

María Hrönn Magnúsdóttir fell 20 meters down a crevice on Eyjafjallajökull glacier in southern Iceland on Thursday while on a jeep tour. Fortunately she managed to contact her traveling companions who pulled her back up with a rope.

“The first thing I thought when I felt the snow crack beneath my feet was: ‘I’m dead!,’” Magnúsdóttir told Fréttabladid. Magnúsdóttir, who is a practical nurse, was a passenger in one of ten jeeps in a convoy on Eyjafjallajökull.

During a stopover, Magnúsdóttir walked away from the group. Suddenly she noticed that the snow beneath her feet was crumbling. Then she fell about 20 meters down a crevice until she landed on a sill.

Magnúsdóttir shouted for help, but no one could hear her. Luckily she was carrying a radiotelephone so she could contact her traveling companions. The jeeps carried ropes which were lowered down to Magnúsdóttir and then she was pulled back up.

“I was so relieved that I managed to get back up unharmed that I didn’t think of anything else than to take a painkiller and continue with the tour. It wasn’t until I got back home that I started feeling pain,” Magnúsdóttir said.

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