Died serving SAR duty
As we came into landing to Keflavik airport 5.15 this morning I noticed flood light area of the coast of town Sandgerši and blue flashing lights on the roads speeding to scene, at this time I was not aware what was going on and as coming from abroad did not had my VHF package with me.
As I woke up at noon the first action was to see what had been going on earlier this morning and it was not good news.
Danish sailor Mr. Jan Nordskov Larsen, 25 year old had died on duty searching for crew member of the freighter Wilson Muuga which stranded near the village Sandgerši. His rib of the Danish coast guard vessel Triton had flipped over and he fell over board, his two mates tried to hold him above sea and getting him back on board without success, his life vest had teared apart so no floatation, after long period of time trying to hold him up they had to give up and he sank.
In total there where 8 crewmembers when the rib flipped over, those seven who survived where taken to hospital in Keflavik and where kept in the hospital for inspection, six of them have been released tonight but one are kept in due to severe cooling.
The 12 man crew of vessel Wilson Muuga where airlifted by the Icelandic Coast Guard helicopters, and where transported to hospital for inspection.
Our thoughts and prays are with Mr. Jan Nordskov Larsen and his relatives.