From Iceland — Dead Person Found In Skrið Is Most Likely Missing German Tourist

Dead Person Found In Skrið Is Most Likely Missing German Tourist

Published July 29, 2022

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Óðinn Svan Óðinsson/RÚV

A Coast Guard helicopter found a dead person yesterday evening in the area known as Skrið, west of Skjálfand and east of Eyjafjörður, reports RÚV.

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The police in the North East believe the person is Bernd Meyer, a 75-year-old German tourist who rescue crews were searching for yesterday, according to RÚV.

The search for him began yesterday after officials received a tip that his car had been stationary for a long time. Over 100 people were involved in the search. Rescue teams were called off once the body was found at 19:00, after an extensive search in Flateyjardal and elsewhere in this area.

The man was last heard from on July 14, when he contacted his wife and posted a picture of himself on social media, according to RÚV.

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