Coast guard called out for emergency rescue at Reynisfjara beach

The National Coastguard helicopter is on its way to Reynisfjara ...

The National Coastguard helicopter is on its way to Reynisfjara beach Photo/Mbl.is

The National Coastguard helicopter is on its way to Reynisfjara beach in South Iceland to rescue a man swept out to sea. Rescue teams are already there to search for the man. 

The helicopter left at 10:39 and we will be updating the story as soon as we receive further news. 

Reynisfjara beach is particularly treacherous due to high waves and a strong currrent. Many tourists do not heed the warning signs on the beach and a fatal accident occurred there in 2007. 

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