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Search continues for missing men
11:21 CEST+02:00
Search efforts continued on Sunday for two men reported missing in highland areas in Jämtland in northern Sweden. A couple reported missing on Saturday have meanwhile been found alive and well.

Police officers, home defence and volunteers were all involved in the search for a 78-year-old Dane who disappeared near Sveg, and a Norwegian who is thought to have gone missing near the Norwegian border.

"Unfortunately we have not found them," said Åsa Wallinder at Jämtland police to the TT news agency on Sunday morning.

The 78-year-old disappeared on Saturday night in Härjedalen, sometime between midnight and 5am.

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.

Police have deployed dogs and helicopter in the search which has been boosted by volunteers mustered by the Missing People group.

"We have had extensive resources looking for him," Wallinder confirmed.

Swedish and Norwegian forces are cooperating 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.

The man is reported to have been missing since Wednesday.

There was some good news however as police were able to locate a Swedish couple who were reported missing after a fishing trip in Helagsfjället in Ljungdalen.

The couple had been reported missing by a family member.

"There had been a misunderstanding. When the couple realized they were both sought after they contacted him," Wallinder said.

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