A Bangladeshi man, who went missing after descending into the water at K. Olhuhali Island, has been found dead.
The Bangladeshi man was a staff at Olhuhali Island which is being developed into a resort.
A search began at around 8:25 p.m. on Wednesday when there was no news of him after he went into the water.
He was found seven meters below the surface by a team of Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) divers on Thursday morning.
His body has been brought to Male’ and handed over to authorities.
VNews understands the man did not know how to swim but went into the water to retrieve his slipper which fell into the sea.
The island previously used as a picnic island, is being developed into a resort by Mauritius Lux Hotels and Resorts.