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Greenland police call search off. Police on Greenland say they’ve now given up hope of finding the remaining two missing Norwegians. “We believe we would have found them by now if they’d managed to reach land. Since this hasn’t happened, we must draw the inevitable conclusion there’s no hope of finding any survivors,” assistant chief of police Morten Nielsen tells NRK. 24-year-olds Tormod Aniksdal, Magnar Haarr, and Jonas Reistad (31) went missing on Saturday in Paradisdalen on the west side of Greenland near Søndre Strømfjord (Kangerlussuaq) whilst on a fishing trip.

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Greenland police call search off

Published on Thursday, 12th August, 2010 at 08:42 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 12th August 2010 at 08:54.

Police on Greenland say they’ve now given up hope of finding the remaining two missing Norwegians.

Bell 212 helicopter (Ilus. photo)
Bell 212 helicopter (Ilus. photo)
Photo: Kim Hansen/Wikimedia Commons


“We believe we would have found them by now if they’d managed to reach land. Since this hasn’t happened, we must draw the inevitable conclusion there’s no hope of finding any survivors,” assistant chief of police Morten Nielsen tells NRK.

24-year-olds Tormod Aniksdal, Magnar Haarr, and Jonas Reistad (31) went missing on Saturday in Paradisdalen on the west side of Greenland near Søndre Strømfjord (Kangerlussuaq) whilst on a fishing trip.

Local police confirmed yesterday they’d found Aniksdal’s body, after a homemade raft they believe the three used trying to cross the river was sighted two days earlier.

Meanwhile, family and friends of the two are still continuing their own search efforts.

“I have little hope left. The river has a strong current, and can quickly have led the two out into the deep fjord. I’m afraid I’ll never get to see my boy again,” Magnar's father, Karl, tells Stavanger Aftenblad.




Published on Thursday, 12th August, 2010 at 08:42 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 12th August 2010 at 08:54.

This post has the following tags: greenland, fishing, raft, tragedy, police, paradisdalen, soendre, stroemfjord, kangerlussuaq.





  
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