Iceland glacier rescue effort success

landsbjörgA Scottish mother and her 12 year-old son got lost yesterday on Iceland’s Langjokull glacier, triggering a massive rescue effort.

The mother and son got separated from their tour group on a snowmobile trip yesterday afternoon, triggering a 300 person strong rescue effort, including from a helicopter.

As midnight approached the rescuers continued their search without the helicopter backup, eventually finding the lost pair around 02.00 this morning.

They were taken to a hospital in Reykjavik and the boy very quickly began overcoming his ordeal, but his mother is expected to stay in the hospital for a further day or two.

Having strayed from their marked path and getting lost, the mother and son took the good decision to stay still and await rescue and were found near to the path. The rescue took so long because of bad weather and cold temperatures.