A 69 year old German tourist died yesterday while snorkelling at Embudhu Village Resort in Kaafu Atoll, eight kilometres from Male’.
Police confirmed the case was reported at 4:45pm yesterday.
A senior staff member at Embudu village told Minivan News the man went snorkeling with his friend yesterday.
”His friend noticed that he had been floating in the water without movement for a while and went to help him,” the staff member said.
”When he shook him he did not move, so he knew that something was wrong. The sea was clam and there was low tide that time.”
He said the dead man’s friend shouted at a speed boat entering the resort and the man was recovered from the water.
”He was immediately taken Male’ to confirm his death.”
The man arrived at the resort on holiday with his wife on the 23 February and was supposed to have left on 9 February, the staff member said. The man’s son will arrive at the resort tomorrow.
Police seargant Abdul Muhsin said a forensic team were investigating the man’s body but had found no external injuries. ”He has been taken to mortuary now” he said.
Indira Gandi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) confirmed the death yesterday.