Sri Lankan drifting in dinghy rescued in Maldivian waters

A Sri Lankan man in distress was rescued in Maldivian waters on February 16, 2021. (Photo/MNDF)

A man in distress has been discovered on a dinghy drifting in Maldivian waters. 

The individual has been identified as a Sri Lankan and was discovered on a dinghy drifting near V. Anbaraa. The man's nationality was confirmed from documents he had with him on the dinghy. 

Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) said that the man was found by a safari boat in the area named "Maldiviana". 

MNDF's Male' Area squadron was now at the location. MNDF said that the incident was reported around 17:12. 

The dinghy is now being transported to the nearby island of V. Felidhoo.