Malé, Maldives – The Coast Guard services of Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) has revealed that the authority is searching for an MNDF officer who go lost at sea today.
MNDF named the missing officer to be Lance Corporal Hussain Faarish, who went to the beach area in Kadhhoo island of Laamu Atoll. One officer among the three who accompanied officer Faarish is also reported to be receiving care at the Laamu Regional Hospital after he drowned, while attempting to rescue officer Faarish, who was drifting away and drowning due to the strong current.
Local media outlets have reported that the officer who is at Laamu Regional Hospital is now doing well and is in recovery, although still at the hospital.
With intense bad weather with rough seas and strong winds in the past few days, authorities warn those out at sea to take necessary precautions and to contact Coast Guard services in case of any emergencies.