A tourist holidaying in Male’ Atoll Holiday Inn Kandooma Resort has been found lying dead in the lagoon near the resort.
The victim has been identified as a 33-year-old Chinese man.
The man reportedly went for a swim with his wife and went missing. After an intensive search he was found dead around sunset.
Police Media Officer said the incident was reported around 8:30 p.m. on Monday. The man was taken to hospital upon being found, but was already dead, he said.
The body of the tourist has been brought to Male’.
Death by drowning is common among Chinese tourists that visit Maldives for vacation.