Lost German traveller found dead

29.07.2022 - 09:15
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A major search & rescue operation was launched early yesterday afternoon when reports were received that a lone traveller from Germany had not been seen for two weeks.

A coastguard helicopter yesterday evening located a body in mountainous terrain east of Hvalvatnsfjörður and west of Skjálfandi bay in northeast Iceland.

Police were immediately confident the body was that of the missing man who 100-200 people had been searching for since lunchtime. The search was launched when emergency services were made aware of his car, which had been parked for a long time.

The last known sighting of the man was two weeks ago. After the helicopter crew’s discovery, search & rescue teams were stood down just before 21.00 last night.

The man is a German citizen called Bernd Meyer. He was born in 1947 and was exploring northeast Iceland alone. He apparently left a note in his car describing his planned route and schedule in the mountains.

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