Wednesday, January 19

Sjark found in Finnmark – one person found dead

THE SEARCH: The lifeboat “Peter Henry von Koss” in a hard time during the search for the two people has been reported missing in connection with a shark ending up on land in Finnmark.

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.


It was at 09.30 on Sunday morning that the Main Rescue Center 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 14:40, HRS reports that a person has been found dead. Relatives have been notified.

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.

SHARK: A shark was found wrecked early Sunday morning. Two people were on their way to crab fishing.

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 get in touch with the schooner, a lifeboat was sent out from Mehamn to check the case. 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.

The shark must have been found here:

Difficult weather conditions

It is dark, a lot of snow and difficult weather conditions in the area now. Therefore, it is not possible to search effectively in the open sea.

The Rescue Company also reports demanding conditions to apply for.

– The lifeboat “Peter Henry von Koss” reports challenging search conditions. Two – three meter waves with a lot of snow and wind, they write Twitter.

The search will take place from the sea with a lifeboat, from the air with Sea King and along the ground with volunteer crews and police.

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