Man dies in lagoon dive

A man who was hunting for lobsters in the lagoon of Gaafu Alifu atoll Kooddoo died shortly after surfacing from a dive, Haveera reports.

Ali Shareef of Abadah Fehi surfaced from the dive and climbed aboard the boat clutching his chest and with white liquid coming out of his nose and mouth, police said.

The 41 year old was dead by the time he reached Gaafu Alifu atoll hospital, leaving behind a wife and two children.

Police claimed Shareef had not been adequately trained in diving and the boat was not equipped with proper safety equipment.