Man died after falling overboard in Alta

The man who was picked up from the sea during a large rescue mission in Kviby in Alta is dead on Friday afternoon.

Cardiovascular and pulmonary dysfunction were given to him, "said the rescue center on Twitter, and he was flown to the university hospital in Tromsø.

The search took place in the area around Årøya in Altafjorden. The missing man was in a pleasure boat when he was on board, according to the National Rescue Center Northern Norway.

"All available resources – helicopters, boats and crew – were added to the search", says Operations Manager Gunnar Øvergård at the Finnmark Police Station at NTB.

The rescue center participated with two lifeboats, the Coast Guard Farm, fishing boats and a Sea King rescue helicopter in the search.

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