A Migrant worker found dead after falling overboard

An Indian man whom fell overboard from a docked boat in the coast of Kaafu Thilafushi has been found dead.

According to Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) spokesperson Major Ibrahim Azim stated that the man’s body was recovered 51 meters underwater by the coastguard divers around 00:30 on Saturday.

The incident was reported missing approximately 22:20 on Friday and soon after coastguard was mobilized to search for man and rescue him. It was reported that a worker whom was working in the same boat noticed the man was missing after a another co-worker fell off board while being docked at north Thilafushi. The second man was rescued by men on a dinghy boat who were fishing nearby, and taken to a hospital in suburban Vilimale’.

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