Four missing in the Swedish highlands

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Four missing in the Swedish highlands

Two Swedes, a Dane and Norwegian were reported missing on Saturday in three separate incidents in Sweden's highland region along the Norwegian border.


A 19-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man were reported missing from Ljungdalen in Jämtland. They were out on a fishing trip at Helagsfjället when they disappeared.

According to Michael Skoog at Jämtland police it is unclear how long they had been missing before the report was made. Police were on Saturday evening trying to locate the position of their mobile phones.

Swedish and Norwegian forces cooperated on Saturday in the search for a Norwegian citizen who disappeared in the highlands. Norwegian police alerted their Swedish colleagues during the early hours of Saturday after the man's car was found in a rest area Skalstugan in Jämtland near the Norwegian border.

As even approached no trace had been found of the man who has been missing since Wednesday, according to Michael Skoog at Jämtland police.

The search is set to continue throughout the night with mountain rescuers due to take part. Over a hundred soldiers were involved in the search on the Norwegian side of the border.

A 78-year-old Danish citizen disappeared sometime during Friday night in Härjedalen.

According to police, the man was travelling in a car with his wife. The car broke down near Sveg and they spent the night in the car. When his wife woke up early in the morning the man was gone.

The search for the missing Dane had not produced any results on Saturday evening. The police have deployed dogs and a helicopter and several volunteers have joined in the search.

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