Foreign diver in serious accident at Silfra

The Silfra fissure at Þingvellir is a popular diving and …

The Silfra fissure at Þingvellir is a popular diving and snorkelling site. Photo: www.adventures.is

A foreign man has been helicoptered to Iceland’s main hospital in Reykjavik after suffering what has been described as a “serious accident” while diving at the Silfra site at Þingvellir.

The accident occurred at lunchtime today, and police and paramedics from South Iceland and Reykjavik were dispatched, along with a helicopter from the Icelandic Coast Guard.

There are as yet no details as the exact nature of the accident, but fire brigade sources confirm that the ICG helicopter landed at the National University Hospital in Reykjavik with the injured man at around 2 pm.

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