MNDF ceases search for missing child

MNDF Sea Ambulance in search of the missing dinghy | Photo: MNDF

Malé, Maldives – Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF), today, suspended its search for the 4 year old lost at sea, a week since the search began.

MNDF stated that a total of 4706 nautical miles have been searched by air and sea with no success in finding the missing boy.

On October 16, three people were thrown off a launch due to stormy seas. While one person was rescued, a mother died while her son remains lost at sea.

MNDF previously requested the help of the public in their search for the missing 4 year old. Vessels passing the accident site region and neighboring islands are to be on the lookout for any signs of the child. MNDF requests to call 191, 3395981 or 3398898 with any information.

The boy was last seen wearing a black t-shirt.