Friday, January 28

Sjark found in Finnmark – searching for two survivors

A schooner with two people on board was reported missing on Sunday morning at Nordkyn in Finnmark. It was later found, but the two people have not been accounted for.

Published:

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 North Kyn Peninsula in Finnmark.

Here it had according to one HRS press release lay still since around 4 o’clock Sunday night. They further wrote that this was an unnatural area to lie in.

When the coastal radio did not make contact with the schooner, a lifeboat was sent out from Mehamn to check on the schooner. 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 on land.

In an update at 2 pm, HRS writes that the search for the two people now mainly goes to a beach search in the area where the shark and wreckage have been found.

The reason why the search changes focus is the weather in the area.

– The weather conditions in the search area are difficult. It is dark and down to 50 meters visibility in the snow showers, writes HRS and adds:

– This means that it is not possible to search effectively at sea.

In the near future, 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.

Reference-www.vg.no

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.