Young fisherman killed in fall down deck hatch

File photo of fishermen at sea. (File Photo/Dhivehi Masverin)

A young fisherman has died following a fall down the hatch on the deck of a fishing boat from K. Guraidhoo.

The police had received report of a young man unresponsive following a fall down the deck hatch of a fishing boat at 3:58 am this Saturday.

He was brought in to the Guraidhoo health center at 6:55 am, and was pronounced dead upon arrival.

The young man has been identified as a 23-year-old local fisherman.

According to the police, their initial assessment showed no outward signs of injury.

The case is under further investigation.