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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