Aerial view taken from a plane shows a glacier on October 8, 2008 in Iceland. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN

A dead man was found in Iceland during a large-scale search for a missing German. A coast guard helicopter found the body on Thursday evening in the remote north-east of the North Atlantic island, as the responsible police wrote on Friday night on Facebook.

She assumes that this is the person she is looking for. However, this has yet to be officially confirmed.

According to Icelandic radio, around 200 people and the helicopter were looking for a German solo traveler near Akureyri on Thursday. A note had previously been received that the man’s vehicle, who was born in 1947, had been standing still in a hiking area for days.