Man loses foot in snorkeling accident

A young man's foot has been ripped off in an accident that occurred in the lagoon of uninhabited Kottafaru island.

The 27 year old man was snorkeling in the island's lagoon on Wednesday evening when an oncoming dinghy boat's propellers hit him.

While the man's left foot was severed ankle down, he sustained large injuries to his thigh in the incident.

He was initially treated at Ungoofaaru Regional Hospital, after which he was transported to capital Male' city with the assistance of MNDF. He is currently being treated at state-run Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH).