The body of a 25 year-old Chinese tourist staying at Alsana Velaavaru Resort was found today floating in the sea near the resort, police have reported.
Police said that they received information about the incident today at 11:05am.
The body was discovered by a staff member at the resort, police said.
According to police, doctors said the man was already dead when the body was taken out of the water.
Tourist deaths – usually while snorkeling – are disproportionately higher among Chinese tourists, which now account for a majority of Maldives tourist arrivals, compared to the traditional European market.
The body has been brought to Male’ and police are investigating the case.