An 18-year-old youth, Ahmed Jaisham of Javaahirumaage, GA. Dhevvadhoo, who went missing while swimming in Maradhoo, Addu City on Sunday afternoon has been found dead.
According to Hithadhoo Regional Hospital, the boy was already lifeless when he was brought to the hospital. The doctors confirmed his death upon arrival, the hospital’s media official said.
Jaisham drowned after being swept out to sea while swimming with some other children. Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) received report of the incident around 2:43 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.
Jaisham was found underwater by the team of MNDF divers carrying out the search, MNDF said.
Although he was found a short period after the incident was reported, he was lifeless while being transported to the hospital in the ambulance, witnesses said.