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Fjällräddare searching for missing man in Sarekområdet

A Norwegian man was notified on Thursday evening, missing in a large area between Ritsem and Kvikkjokk. On Wednesday night, he would arrive at the Mikkastugan in the vicinity of the rapa valley, but it is unclear if the man would have been past the cottage.

"He may have passed without anyone knowing about it but have not notified that he had been there," says Peder Jonsson.

and have the equipment for a ten-day runs in the mountains. Last Thursday was the man's plan to get through the Rapavalley and follow the Kungsleden towards Kvikkjokk, where he expected to arrive Friday or Saturday.

On the evening and night of Friday, police tried to reach the lodges in the area and decided on fredagsförmiddagen to initiate a fjällräddningsinsats. Fjällräddare was called out and sea rescue and the police helicopter. A number of people were found yesterday and the evening in the area but none of them was the missing man.

called the twelve fjällräddare out to continue the search.

" We have a little difficult to judge how far he has come on his journey, for he will spend the night in cabins that are along the way but spend the night in tents. We don't actually know if the man needs help, but we will continue to search, " says Peder Jonsson.

THE Swedish meteorological institute has issued warnings for very strong winds in the mountains and dense snow showers. The possibilities to use the mobile phone in the area is limited. Last call with the man, was on Monday evening, according to police.

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