Lost Person Behavior – Statistics from Iceland

Einar Eysteinsson Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue Iceland

Email: leitartaekni@landsbjorg.is



To be able to find the missing person you must search in the right place. The faster you can pinpoint the correct search location, the faster you will find the missing person. By analysing previous searches, planners can predict what others will do in similar situation. Since 2010 the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue (ICE-SAR) has recorded searches according to ISRID standards and though the records are not continuous, the ICE-SAR database has 189 incidents. At the Rescue 2018 conference held by ICE-SAR, the following statistics from ICE-SAR database were presented.

KEY WORDS: Lost Person Behavior, Iceland, Statistics.

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