Tourist In Critical Care Following Diving Accident - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Tourist In Critical Care Following Diving Accident

Published January 27, 2016

Nanna Árnadóttir
Photo by
Vanessa Schipani

A tourist is in critical care at the National University Hospital of Iceland following a diving accident at the Silfra rift in Þingvellir National Park yesterday, reports Vísir.

The rift itself has been closed by park authorities until noon today.

According to Ólafur Arnar Haraldsson, a park ranger, emergency services contacted the park authorities following the incident. They immediately went to the scene of the accident in order to establish a perimeter for the emergency services helicopter to land, and to keep the curious at bay.

Details around the accident are not yet public but police confirm that the tourist was helicoptered from the scene and the condition is serious.

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