Search and Rescue Called Out 12,194 Times

ICE-SAR’s volunteers also participated in various operations in connection with the eruption in Holuhraun.

A total of 92 member associations of ICE-SAR (the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue) with 2,468 volunteers participated in 1,500 operations in 2014, including the highland watch, responding to 12,194 callouts, as stated in a press release from ICE-SAR, Iceland Review reports.

These included assisting drivers in bad weather, particularly towards the end of the year, rescuing trapped hikers and searching for missing persons.