French tourist trapped under snow found dead

Photo: Iceland Monitor/Sverrir Vilhelmsson

The French tourist trapped under ice and snow after falling into a South Iceland river on Tuesday evening has been found dead, it has been confirmed.

A huge team of search and rescue worked toiled night day to rescue the hiker, who had fallen into a river in the South Iceland ravine of Sveinsgil and was dragged underneath a dense packed of ice and snow straddling the river.

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Police have confirmed that the man was dead when he was found late last night. His body has been retrieved from the river and transported to a nearby town.

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