Body recovered from Hvítá River in South Iceland

Search and rescue teams near the area where the body ...

Search and rescue teams near the area where the body of Nika Begadze was found. Iceland Monitor/Eggert Jóhannesson

The South Iceland Police Department says that the body of a man found in Hvítá River in South Iceland yesterday is believed to be that of Nika Begadze, a 22-year old asylum seeker from Georgia. Begadze is fell into Gullfoss waterfall on July 19th. Over one hundred search and rescue personell particiapated in the search. The body was discovered during the Icelandic Coast Guard search flight. 

Gullfoss falls is one of South Iceland’s most popular tourist destinations and is one of the main featires of the popular ’Golden Circle’ route. The body was found near Brúarhlöð area on the east bank of Hvítá River. 

Brúarhlöð in Hvítá river in South Iceland.

Brúarhlöð in Hvítá river in South Iceland. Iceland Monitor/Sigurður Bogi

Two Icelandic Coast Guard helicopters over Gullfoss waterfalls during the ...

Two Icelandic Coast Guard helicopters over Gullfoss waterfalls during the search. Iceland Monitor/Eggert

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