Teen injured in Fuvahmulah diving accident transferred to India for further treatment

Mahmood Faiz (19) | Photo: Addulive

Malé, Maldives – Teen diver Mahmood Faiz (19) who suffered from decompression sickness during a diving incident earlier this month was transported to India for further treatment on Saturday.

Faiz’s companion, veteran diver Mohamed Saeed (35) went missing during the dive. Search and rescue services discontinued the search for Saeed on 8 May 2022.

Teenage diver Faiz who attempted to rescue Saeed by diving to 78 meters, suffered from decompression sickness and was initially treated at Kandima Maldives resort. The patient was then transferred to ADK Hospital in the capital city, then Kuredhoo Island Resort for further decompression treatment.

Faiz has now been transported to India for further treatment including hyperbaric oxygen therapy and physiotherapy.