A 23-year-old man who landed in an avalanche yesterday on Esja mountain in the Reykjavík capital area has died, Fréttablaðið reports. The man was named Sigurður Darri Björnsson and lived in Hafnarfjörður.
Police were notified that three people had been caught in the avalanche on Móskarðshnjúkar, part of the Esja mountain range, around 12.30pm yesterday. Sigurður was found around two hours later by search and rescue teams. He was transported to hospital by helicopter, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.