Pilot Whale Could not Be Saved

News Tagged with “Search & Rescue”
The light spot in the mountain shows the site of the accident.

Cries for Help Save Swiss Woman’s Life

9 Aug Thanks to an 84-year-old golfer, who heard her cries for help, the life of a Swiss woman in her early 20s was saved in Seyðisfjörður, the East Fjords, on Tuesday night.

Thirty Pilot Whales Rescued in Reykjanes: Video

6 Aug Rescue workers and other volunteers succeeded in rescuing about 30 pilot whales early Saturday morning that had beached near Garður, on the Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland.

The rescue effort was technically difficult.

Man Rescued in Fimmvörðuháls

23 Jul At about 11:30 pm last night, rescue workers succeeded in rescuing a man who was stuck on the ledge of a cliff in Goðahraun lava field in Fimmvörðuháls.

Rescue workers, planning the next move.

Rescue Workers Use Sound Localization to Find Couple

15 Jul The weekend was busy for rescue workers in South Iceland.

Preparing to pull the vehicle out of the river.

Close Call When Vehicle Floats Down Krossá

24 Jun A foreign couple, traveling in Þórsmörk, the Icelandic highlands, narrowly escaped when trying to cross the river Krossá in their vehicle.

Vatnajökull glacier. Grímsvötn volcano and Grímsfjall mountain in the foreground.

Climate Crisis Could Delay Rescue Efforts on Glacier

7 Jun “Rescue missions could be delayed for hours, even for half a day or a whole day.”

From the scene of the accident.

Bus Accident in South Iceland: Four Seriously Injured

17 May A bus accident in South Iceland yesterday left four people seriously injured.

Rescue workers. Archive photo.

Three Rescued from Sinking Boat

7 May Three men were rescued from a sinking boat just off the shore from Hvammstangi, Northwest Iceland, around 4:30 this morning.

The drone at Egilsstaðir Airport.

Icelandic Waters Watched by Drone

2 May The Icelandic Coast Guard recently took a drone into use for monitoring the waters around Iceland.

This is what the watches will look like.

ICE-SAR watches available soon

30 Aug 2018 A large Swiss watch manufacturer, Luminox, has teamed up with the Icelandic Search and Rescue Association (ICE-SAR) to manufacture a line of watches with the association’s logo, Morgunblaðið reports.

Rivers were swelling in the highlands last night.

Overnight search for tourist ends well

28 Aug 2018 A man, whom rescue workers had searched for in the Central Highlands of Iceland since last night, was found safe and sound at 2 am.

New BBC programme on Icelandic search and rescue

24 Nov 2016 The BBC World Service has posted a new programme looking at the splendid work of the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue.

Transatlantic jet forced into emergency landing in Iceland

12 Sep 2016 Fire engines, ambulances and helicopters were dispatched to Keflavík International Airport (KEF) this weekend after a transatlantic passenger jet sent out a mayday call for an emergency landing.

PHOTOS: Iceland glacier lagoon firework display

15 Aug 2016 Almost 2,000 people attended the sixteenth annual firework display at Iceland’s stunning Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on Saturday evening.

Iceland glacier lagoon fireworks display this Saturday!

10 Aug 2016 Iceland’s spectacular annual fireworks display at the iconic Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon will take place this Saturday evening.




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