80-year-old missing from Addu found dead

Addu City Hithadhoo Link Road. (File Photo/Sun)

The body of the 80-year-old man reported missing from Addu City has been discovered in the water near an uninhabited island.

A media official from Maldives Police Service reported to “Sun” that the 80-year-old man was reported missing to the authority at 12:43 in the early hours of this Tuesday.

He said the body of the missing man was found in the water of the uninhabited island of Kudumaahira, near the Addu City Link Road at 8:05 am this Tuesday during the search and rescue operation for the man.

The man has been identified as Abdulla Manikufaanu, 80, from Goayaa Villa at Hithadhoo, Addu City.

Addu Live reports Abdulla Manikufaanu went swimming regularly, and his body was discovered in an area near his usual swimming spot.

Maldives Police Service says the authority is examining the body for any signs of injuries.