Tourists still putting their lives at risk at Iceland's most dangerous beach
Despite new warning signs at Reynisfjara beach in South Iceland, foreign tourists are still apparently clueless to the dangers posed by the strong currents which killed one person earlier this year.
An eye-witness, Sigríður Víðis Jónsdóttir who was travelling with her family, pulled a tourist out of the water on Sunday.
"I was taking photos and noticed a waves coming very rapidly up to a woman standing at the water's edge. The woman didn't seem to have any idea of how rapidly the waves were coming in and how powerful they can be. Suddenly she was in the middle of water and I got very scared. The woman managed to scramble to her feet but only took a few steps up from the ocean with the next wave following closely behind. That's when I ran and pulled her away, as well as the woman who was with her and I ordered them to get away from the water. I told them it was incredibly dangerous to stand there. It's as if they had no clue."
Jónsdóttir points out that the new warning signs clearly state that the beach is very dangerous but possibly not clearly enough in what way the beach is dangerous.