Tourist passes away from drowning at Maldives resort

A holidaymaker vacationing at Kuramathi Island Resort of Alif Alif atoll has passed away from drowning.

A police media official has corroborated the news and confirmed the demise of a foreign traveler at the tourist island of Kuramathi around 17:15hrs of Sunday.

The deceased has been identified as a 29 year old Chinese national. Police has commenced the investigation to determine the exact cause for the victim to drown while at sea.

Meanwhile the drowned victim's body has been kept at the resort with authorities preparing to transport the Chinese traveler to mainland Male' for further investigation.

The number of holidaymakers drowning at sea while vacationing in Maldives has increased over the past years with Chinese travelers notably falling victim at sea.