Coast guard called out for emergency rescue at Reynisfjara beach
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.