A fishing boat with two people on board was reported missing on Sunday morning at Nordkyn in Finnmark. One person has been found dead and one is still missing.
At approximately 09:30 on Sunday morning, the Main Rescue Center in Northern Norway received a message of concern:
A shark lay still about 2.7 kilometers north of Gamvik on the Nordkyn peninsula in Finnmark. At about 11:20, the shark was found on land.
At 14:40, HRS reports that a person has been found dead. Relatives have been notified. One person is still missing.
The boat is based in Hasvik municipality. It was on its way to crab fishing in the Skjånes area in the Tanafjord.
It reports HRS in a press release.
– The municipality’s psychosocial team is in place to assist family and loved ones. This is a tragedy that has hit us, says Eva D. Husby, mayor of Hasvik municipality to VG.
Found damaged shark
The boat is said to have been stationary outside Gamvik since about four o’clock on Sunday night.
When the coastal radio did not make contact with the schooner, a lifeboat was sent out from Mehamn to check. In addition, a bulldozer was sent to the area by Slettnes lighthouse to look for the schooner from there.
But it was a Sea King helicopter that eventually found the schooner, lying wrecked on land.
Difficult weather conditions
It is dark, a lot of snow and difficult weather conditions in the area now.
The search takes place from the sea with a lifeboat, from the air with Sea King and along the ground with volunteer crews, fire brigade and police.
The Rescue Company also reports demanding conditions to apply for.
– The lifeboat “Peter Henry von Koss” reports challenging search conditions. Two to three meters of waves with a lot of snow and wind, they write Twitter.