GA. Atoll, Maldives – Maldives National Defence Force has said that they have assisted a child who had almost drowned earlier today.
MNDF said on twitter that their Southern Area Coast Guard Squardron assisted a child who was weakened after almost drowning near GA. Maanagalaa.
The child was initially rescued by a family member, but had breathing difficulties and needed further care.
MNDF stated that after they received a report on the situation at around 13:53, the Southern Area Coast Guard Squardron went to the site and transported the child to GA. Atoll Hospital.
The MNDF Coastguard have conducted many rescue efforts these past weeks, including assisting stranded Sri Lankan vessels and transporting an injured man from a foreign cargo ship to a local hospital.
They have recently received MVR 117 million in aid from Japan which will increase the capacity of the Maldivian Coastguard, their vessels, the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center, and various Sub regional centers will be greatly improved. And that this will allow for the procurement of the latest communication tech, various search and rescue equipment and coastguard diving equipment.
The MNDF Coastguard have also recently received motorbikes from local motorcycle dealership Litus Maldives. The cycles were donated under a special program of Litus CSR, in order to recognize the hard work done by the Coastguard to protect the lives of citizens at sea. The company donated the Haojue 125CC motorbikes, which were recently brought into the market.