Body recovered from Hvítá River in South Iceland
Search and rescue teams near the area where the body of Nika Begadze was found. Iceland Monitor/Eggert Jóhannesson
The South Iceland Police Department says that the body of a man found in Hvítá River in South Iceland yesterday is believed to be that of Nika Begadze, a 22-year old asylum seeker from Georgia. Begadze is fell into Gullfoss waterfall on July 19th. Over one hundred search and rescue personell particiapated in the search. The body was discovered during the Icelandic Coast Guard search flight.
Gullfoss falls is one of South Iceland’s most popular tourist destinations and is one of the main featires of the popular ’Golden Circle’ route. The body was found near Brúarhlöð area on the east bank of Hvítá River.