MNDF suspends search for missing boy

Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) has suspended their search to locate a four-year-old boy who went missing at sea last week.

The young boy named Juel, along with his mother, were flung into the sea last Saturday when the speedboat they were traveling in hit a massive wave en-route to V. Fulidhoo from Male' City. While his mother passed away in the tragic incident, the child still remains missing at sea.

The police have searched an area of over 4,700 square nautical miles for the boy. While attempts to locate the boy has been unsuccessful, the operation is being temporarily suspended, said MNDF.