They are transported by ambulances to the hospital in Tromsø.

A fishing boat sent a distress signal at 18:30, and we initiated action. We have both the helicopter, police and fire department on site, ” says redningsleder by the joint rescue coordination centre Northern Norway, Tor Erik Torkelsen to NRK.

Several boats participating in the action, including the fast ferry between Harstad and Tromsø was inserted in the search.

at 19:34 informs the HRS to see that the two people in the survival suit is taken out of the sea.

It is closely snøvær and a lot of wind in the area which creates powerful waves in the fjord.

Rystraumen is a strait in the far east in Straumsfjorden between Kvaløya and Ryøya in the Tromsø municipality.