Saturday, July 31, 2010

Helicopter resque last night in Reykjavik - video

I was taking photos last night of the sunset and the Octupus,Paul Allens boat( co founder of Microsoft )
Then suddenly the Coast guard Super Puma helicopter,came flying low over the seaside.
The flew low,with search lights on and finally stopped near land,over a little boat.
On the boat where children  sailing in and around Reykjavik.
Then the motor stopped,and they where near land,and the boat got to close to land.

Helicopter crew used the downwash from the helicopter,to push the boat away from the land.
You can see that ,where i used lots of zoom.
One man was lowered to the boat,and a rescue boat came from Reykjavik harbour.
Many came to watch,and see what was happening.
The time was about 23:00 hours local time.
THe helicopter,landed nearby ,and shut off its engines.
Two boats came to assist,and as you can see ,the weather was good .
The search and rescue was succesful,and in the end , the boat,with the children was pulled to safety in Reykjavik harbour.
And the children will not forget this adventure they had last night.
Why and how the children got to be on the boat,is not known .

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1 comment:

  1. Elva ElvarsdóttirJuly 31, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    Gaman að sjá videóið hjá þér Dóri ;) frábært landslag í gærkvöldi.Ég sá einmitt þyrluna sveima ansi mikið hér í gærkvöldi og grunaði að þeir væru að leita að einhverjum..Gott að allt fór vel ;)