This picture was taken on board the bus. All the window panes were shattered.

Bus Driver Thanks Icelanders for Saving Her Life

News Tagged with “Search & Rescue”
A bus was blown off the road in Hrútafjörður.

Rescue Workers Busy: Passenger Bus Blown off Road

29 Sep Rescue workers were called out more than 100 times yesterday in the northern and western parts of Iceland.

Old Herjólfur, back in harbor.

Busy Day for Rescue Workers

22 Sep Rescue workers in Iceland were busy yesterday when severe weather hit most parts of the country.


Hikers in Trouble in Severe Weather in Highlands

13 Sep Rescue teams in South Iceland were called out yesterday afternoon and asked to come to the aid of two foreign tourists who were in trouble on the Fimmvörðuháls hiking trail.

Scott Estill.

Was Preparing to Die at Eruption Site

5 Jul “I ended up tripping on a lava rock that I didn’t see, and I hit my head, and I was knocked out.”

‘He Nearly Died’ at the Eruption Site

28 Jun An American tourist, who went missing at the eruption site by Fagradalsfjall mountain, Southwest Iceland, Friday afternoon was found safe and sound Saturday night.


Keep Off the Lava: Rescue Impossible: Video

22 Jun Despite repeated statements issued by police and rescue workers about the importance of keeping off the new lava, numerous visitors to the eruption site by Fagradalsfjall, Southwest Iceland, have disregarded the warnings.

TF-GNA í Stafangri fyrir brottför.

Icelandic Coast Guard Receives Third Helicopter

6 May The latest addition to the fleet of Icelandic Coast Guard rescue helicopters landed at Reykjavík Airport Tuesday night.

Search Near Eruption Site Called Off

22 Mar The owner of an abandoned vehicle, which prompted rescue teams to conduct a search of the eruption area on the Reykjanes peninsula, has come forward.

From the scene.

BBC Crew Rescued North of West Fjords: Video

17 Mar The Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter hoisted five people on board yesterday afternoon, after a passenger boat they were in began leaking and lost power north of Hornstrandir.

John Snorri Sigurjónsson.

‘Ali, John and Juan Pablo Will Live Forever in Our Hearts’

19 Feb The family of Icelandic mountaineer John Snorri Sigurjónsson posted a statement on Facebook yesterday afternoon.

From K2.

John Snorri and His Companions Presumed Dead

18 Feb Mountaineers John Snorri Sigurjónsson, from Iceland, Muhammad Ali Sadpara, from Pakistan, and Juan Pablo Mohr Prieto, from Chile, who have been missing on K2 since February 5, are believed to have died on the mountain.

Dwindling Hope as Weather Hampers Search Effort on K2

9 Feb Due to inclement weather on K2, a Pakistani Army helicopter could only complete one flight yesterday searching for mountaineers John Snorri Sigurjónsson, from Iceland, Ali Sadpara, from Pakistan, and Juan Pablo Mohr Prieto, from Chile.

Search for John Snorri and Two Others Continues on K2

8 Feb Search for mountaineers John Snorri Sigurjónsson, from Iceland, Ali Sadpara, from Pakistan, and Juan Pablo Mohr Prieto, from Chile, will continue on K2 today.

Woman Dies After Car Lands in Ocean in West Fjords

18 Jan A woman is dead after a car she was a passenger in skidded off the road and landed in the ocean in Skötufjörður.

The helicopter TF-GRO.

Rescue Helicopter Ready if Required

30 Nov The Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter TF-GRO was ready for use again last night.


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