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Search continues for man missing at sea

Shahudha Mohamed
03 January 2020, MVT 13:24
An image of Google Maps, with the arrow marking the estimated location where the accident took place.
Shahudha Mohamed
03 January 2020, MVT 13:24

Authorities today revealed that the search was still ongoing for the man who was lost at sea in a marine accident near Dhonfanu, Baa Atoll, on Thursday.

Maldives Police Service stated that the man was aboard the dinghy travelling from Dharavandhoo, Baa Atoll, when it crashed into a speedboat from Eydhafushi in the same Atoll.

According to Maldives Police Service, the missing person is Nasrullah Abdullah, a 41-year old male from Eydhafushi.

A total of three passengers were travelling on the dinghy when it hit the speedboat.

A 38-year old male and a 42-year old male were rescued and taken to Dharavandhoo Hospital for treatment. One man sustained injuries to the head, arm and leg.

Police and Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) search parties, with help from diving teams from Dusit Thani Resort and Dharavandhoo, continue the search for the missing man.