MNDF Second Squadron finds body of the missing tourist

Updated: 25-06-2022, 11:45


MNDF Male’ Area Coast Guard Second Squadron has found the body of the missing tourist. 41-year-old Australian tourist was reported missing from a water villa of Crossroads Saii Lagoon.

Report of the missing tourist was received at MNDF Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) around 06:45hrs today. A search and rescue operation was initiated by MNDF Male’ Area Coast Guard Second Squadron who travelled to Crossroads around 08:02hrs along with divers. Body of the missing tourist was found around 09:36hrs on the water surface, 1.33 nautical miles east of Crossroads.

The body was taken in to MNDF Coast Guard Harbor Craft and transferred to Crossroads around 09:47hrs.

The 41-year-old Australian tourist was in Crossroads Maldives spending holidays with his family.