Fisherman injured in shark attack

Fisherman injured in a shark attack on May 10, 2022. (Photo/MNDF)

A fisherman who fell overboard sustained injuries on Tuesday, after he was attacked by a shark.

Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) identified the fisherman injured in the incident as a 62-year-old Maldivian man.

He was part of the crew of the fishing boat ‘Shanova’, which had been fishing near Lh. Olhuvelifushi at the time.

The incident was reported to the MNDF close to 11:00 on Tuesday.

“MNDF Northern Area Coast Guard Squadron assisted in transferring him to the hospital for further treatment,” said the MNDF.

Fishermen have repeatedly expressed concern over the increase in population of sharks in Maldives.