River fall man presumed dead

Ölfusá.

Ölfusá.

A man who fell into the icy waters of the Ölfusá river in Selfoss, South Iceland in the early hours of Boxing Day has not been found and is now presumed dead.

Some 100 search and rescue team members have combed the entire area from land and helicopter in search of Guðmundur Geir Sveinsson, 40, of whom no trace has been found.

Sveinsson was reported missing at 2.40 am on Boxing Day when his car was found near the church at Selfoss.

A scaled-down search will continue over the next few days, but the man is now presumed not to have survived.

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