Man fishing on jetty gets thrown into sea due to strong winds, dies

Jetty outside fish market in Male' City. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

A man who was fishing in the jetty area outside the local market in Male’ City died on Monday, after getting thrown into the sea due to strong winds. 

A police spokesperson said the incident was reported to the authorities at 06:52 am. 

The man was taken out of the waters and transported to Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) - which informed the police of the man’s death at 07:20 am. 

The deceased has been identified as a 59-year-old Maldivian male. 

Police said they are conducting necessary investigations in connection to the incident. 

Tragic marine incidents are being reported as Maldives experiences heavy rain, strong winds and rough seas. The Coastguard has advised seafarers against travel, unless absolutely necessary. 

A white alert for heavy rain, thunderstorms, rough seas, and strong winds of 22-27 miles per hour with gusts of 50 miles per hour is in effect from HA. Atoll to Th. Atoll. 

Maldives Meteorological Service attributes the current spell of bad weather to the Hulhangu Monsoon.