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Missing tourist found dead underwater

Lamya Abdulla
17 January 2022, MVT 12:13
MNDF's coast guard divers searching for the missing woman on Sunday, January 16, 2022 -- Photo: MNDF
Lamya Abdulla
17 January 2022, MVT 12:13

Tourist that went missing while diving near a reef in Alif Dhaalu atoll Maandhoo on Saturday found dead on Sunday.

Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) said her body was found very close to the reef she went to dive, approximately 15 meters underwater. Her body was located by a MNDF coast guard diver, and have been removed from the sea since.

The 69-year-old British woman was reported missing to MNDF on Saturday afternoon.

Another tourist also went diving with her in a boat called “Goma.”

MNDF searched a large area in search of the missing woman.

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