The body discovered at sea on Tuesday has been identified as a Chinese national employed in the Maldives, according to police.
The police had requested assistance from the public in identifying the individual who was discovered in the waters near Hulhumalé 2.
The man has been identified as a 34-year-old Chinese national employed by the Saudi Bin Laden Group, a company involved in some development projects in the Maldives.
According to the police, the body of the Chinese national was discovered at 6:00 pm on Tuesday. He was found wearing a black T-shirt, black shorts, and black shoes.
Police did not provide any information regarding injuries or suspicious circumstances surrounding the body at the time of discovery. There were also no prior reports of the man going missing.