Divers, drones and helicopters search by Gullfoss

More than one hundred members of the Icelandic Search and Rescue are taking part in the search for a man who fell down Gullfoss waterfall around 5 p.m. today.

Divers, rescuers specialized in search in water currents and drones are taking part in the search as well as groups that are walking along the river.

Two helicopters from the Coast Guard are in the area along with specialized mountain rescuers. Police, medical staff and other special responders are also at the site.

The man was last seen in between the waterfalls when he first fell in, according to Davíð Már Bjarnason, spokesperson for the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue,

“An extensive search is ongoing. All possible methods and efforts are put into the search. The current situation means that the search will go on until something changes.“

More search parties are on their way to the area.


Clear sky


-4 °C


Later today

-3 °C



2 °C

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