Wednesday, 8 February 2012

TWO BRITISH MEN RESCUED FROM ICELANDIC GLACIER AFTER CONTACTING UK COASTGUARD

At nine minutes past this morning, Solent Coastguard was contacted by a man reporting that his son and friend were experiencing difficulties on their expedition in Iceland.

The father reported that the two young men had experienced damage to their tent and were expecting more bad weather. They were equipped with a satellite phone.

Solent Coastguard passed the information to Falmouth Coastguard who has a International liaision role. Information was passed to our Coastguard colleagues in MRCC Rekyjavik who initiated local rescue teams who were able to go and recover the two men from their Glacier expedition across Vatnajokull, Iceland.

Andy Condy, from Falmouth Coastguard said:

We are pleased that we could assist in the rescue of these two British men from their situation.



People who are considering this type of expedition, should avail themselves with contact details of emergency services in the country they are exploring.