Possible Polar Bear Sighting in Northeast Iceland

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Possible Polar Bear Sighting in Northeast Iceland

A polar bear has been spotted on the remote plain of Melrakkaslétta in Northeast Iceland, RUV reports. Police in the region issued a statement about the sighting on their Facebook page on Monday night.

At the time of writing, this sighting had not yet been confirmed by a secondary source. Police were investigating further, however, and the Icelandic Coast Guard sent a helicopter to surveil the area on Monday night.

People traveling in the area are urged to contact 112 immediately if they see or encounter a polar bear and are, obviously, urged not to approach it.

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