Greenland police abandon search for Norwegian adventurers, presumed dead

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in western Greenland have called off the search for two Norwegians who went missing after going hiking in the Arctic wilderness.

Police spokesman Morten Nielsen said Thursday the men are presumed dead.

They went hiking and fishing last week on Greenland's west coast, just above the Arctic Circle, with a third Norwegian whose body was found in a river Monday.

Police believe the three were swept away by a strong current while trying to sail on the river in a makeshift raft.

Greenland, a semiautonomous Danish territory, attracts summertime adventure tourists who go hiking in its mountains and kayaking among majestic icebergs.

On Wednesday, 15 kayakers who were missing after a storm in eastern Greenland were found safe.