Search and rescue volunteers saved a foreign tourist with hardly a moment to spare this morning after his jeep got stuck during a river crossing. After the jeep began filling with water, the man climbed onto its roof, where he had been for around two hours when rescue crews arrived.
Crews used a modified jeep to drive into Kaldaklofskvísl river and save the unfortunate traveller, and are now working to pull the jeep out as well. The jeep had been sinking into the river when rescue crews arrived, and it’s likely the rescue happened not a moment too soon.
Heavy rain has swollen rivers in the highlands, making many river crossings more difficult and even impossible for unmodified jeeps. Travellers are encouraged to keep up to date on road and weather conditions and respect road closures.