A tourist who went diving has been found dead in the waters to the northeast of Equator Village in Addu City.
The sighting of the body was reported to Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) at approximately 03:30 pm this Thursday.
The body was retrieved by divers from MNDF Southern Area Coastguard Squadron, and transported to Addu’s Feydhoo district at 04:36 pm.
Police identified the deceased as a 44-year-old German male who had been vacationing at the Equator Village.
His body has been transferred to Addu Equatorial Hospital.
Police said they are conducting necessary inquiries in connection to the case.