Missing woman finds herself in Iceland after joining her own search party

Unrealistic landscape picture was shot during trekking in Iceland.

A story about a woman who accidentally joined a search party that was looking for her is having a moment on Twitter.

A newspaper snippet from 2012 describing an unusual missing person case has resurfaced on Twitter, grabbing attention and prompting some very good jokes.

A woman on a bus tour was reported missing by her bus driver at Iceland’s Eldgjá canyon, according to TIME, with the driver describing the missing woman as 160cm, Asian and wearing dark clothing.

A coast guard helicopter was assigned to help search for the woman but became delayed prompting the tour group to look for her on foot. About 50 people joined the search, including the woman herself.

According to the clipping, the woman had changed clothes and didn’t recognise the description of herself.

The search was called off at 3am, “when it became clear the missing woman was, in fact, accounted for and searching for herself.”

Twitter user Brian Millar posted a photo of the clipping on Twitter, attracting 275.8 thousand likes and 73.5 thousand retweets.

“Aren’t we all, in our own way, this woman,” Millar captioned the tweet.

As you can imagine, the responses were delightful.

“I’m jealous of this woman’s answer to every future team-building exercise where she has to tell the group something interesting about herself,” one Twitter user wrote.

“I am so glad she found herself. I might go to Iceland now,” another wrote, adding there might be a tourism opportunity in the story.


Some were puzzled as to why the driver was unable to count how many tourists were on their bus.

“Oh, I get it, there’s 10 people in the group and after their trip there are still 10 oh someone must be missing,” one user wrote.

“Mathematical geniuses they were not,” another quipped.

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