Missing tourists found dead at sea

Two tourists missing from the Meeru Island resort since Thursday evening was found at sea early Saturday.

A joint search operation was launched late Thursday by the coastguard and the resort shortly after the two tourists, a man 34 and a woman 30 went missing.

One of the bodies was found around 8am Saturday near Thulhaagiri Island resort while the other was discovered near Baros Island resort around 6.25am.

Coastguard said both the tourists had been in swim wear when the bodies were found.