A diver reported lost on February 4 has been sighted at 100 meters off the coast of Kaafu Atoll Villingili Island.
The Maldives National Defense Forces (MNDF) said it is currently holding discussions with expert foreign and local divers on retrieving Mohamed Jameel’s body.
Mohamed Waseem was among the last to see Jameel alive. Waseem told local newspaper Haveeru that he had noticed Waseem diving to an unsafe depth and had cautioned him not to do so.
Jameel, Waseem and a third man had been diving to catch live fish at the time.
The Maldives National Defense Forces’ (MNDF) search for a lost diver has entered a second day.
Mohamed Jameel, 41, was reported lost at 11:55 am while he was diving with two others off the southern coast of Villingili Island in Kaafu Atoll. He was on a boat called Vidhuvaru.
Jameel was last seen wearing a black mask, a black dive suit and blue fins.
The MNDF has appealed to all boats traveling in the area to keep an eye out for Jameel, and called on the public to call toll free number 191 or 3395981/ 3398898 if they receive any reports of the missing diver.