A 47-year old woman, identified as Hawwa Shareefa, has been found dead in Funaadu ward of Fuvahmulah, local media has reported.
The incident was brought to the local council’s attention at around 11:30AM today after her body had been found by children swimming in the area.
Media reported that she had been seen alive by islanders between one to one and a half hours before her body was discovered.
Assistant manager of Fuvahmulah Hospital told Sun Online that Shareefa had not been in the water long before being discovered. It was also reported that Shareefa suffered from some form of mental health issue.