An elderly tourist out swimming at Velidhu Resort of AA. atoll has drowned tragically.
The police confirmed that they received reports of a 78 year old Australian man drowning on Tuesday evening, and revealed that they are investigating the matter.
While the high season of Maldivian tourism is currently in full swing, several cases of fatal drownings have already occurred within this year. While the police have warned to be extra-cautious in water, Tourism Ministry is inspecting all tourist accommodation facilities to ensure that the facilities pose no risk to guests staying at the lodges.