From Iceland — Woman In Critical Condition After Driving Into Harbour

Woman In Critical Condition After Driving Into Harbour

Published January 19, 2015

Nanna Árnadóttir
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An unnamed woman rescued from her sunken car in Reykjavík harbour is in critical condition after spending nearly half an hour in the water, reports RÚV.

The police, fire department, emergency services and even a crane was called to the scene. After the woman was transferred to the National University Hospital in Reykjavík divers continued to search the water for any other possible passengers.

Although the coast guard and divers continued to monitor the area, rescue operations ended around 8 pm last night after the car was pulled from the water by a crane. Police have confirmed that they believe the woman was alone.

According to Vísir, eye witnesses report seeing the trunk of the vehicle open as the car drove over the edge and into the water yesterday afternoon around 5 pm.

The police were called after customers at the harbour restaurant Höfnin saw the car drive into the water.

Currently it is unknown what precisely happened and whether the incident was accidental or not.

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