35 year-old woman found dead in Male’ swimming track

Police discovered the body of a 35-year-old woman at the track swimming area in Male’ last night.

Police Sub-Inspector Ahmed Shiyam told Minivan News that the body was identified and handed over to the family last night.

“According to what we found out, she went out searching for her child,” he said. “It is too early to determine whether the death was a suicide attempt.”

Police went to the area after alarmed swimmers reported a dead body floating at the track.

“We didn’t see any suspicious evidence to indicate that it was a suicide attempt,” said Shiyam.

Those at the swimming track when the body was discovered said that the woman’ slipper was found outside the swimming area and that there were no visible external injuries, and speculated that the woman drowned accidentally.

In May, an 11-year-old boy drowned in the track swimming area after he became entangled in a piece of rope underwater.

The track area is one of the only two swimming areas in the capital, which is used by elderly people as well as children.

There are currently no life guards or other safety measures in the track swimming area.


4 thoughts on “35 year-old woman found dead in Male’ swimming track”

  1. @the balrog
    wait til a relative of someone important dies.. and they wil do all dat shud b done for safety..

  2. Perhaps The Balrog is right!

    We should be thinking of placing lifeguards or do something else instead!

    I am sure placing lifeguards around the beaches of all the islands of the Maldives must be a costly one; especially if it is going to be around the clock. And I am sure if government is to charge for a swim in the sea; it must be really stupid and unbelievable!

    If it comes to paying anything for going for a swim in the sea, I cannot agree with it! Instead I would be cautious and go swimming with buddies!


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