Man missing from Male’ since December still not located

Ali Arif, 46, Sunny Lodge, Addu City, who was reported missing from Male' City. (Photo/Maldives Police Service)

Maldives Police Service, on Thursday, revealed efforts were underway to a man from Hulhudhoo district Addu City who was reported missing from Male’ City.

Police said that search efforts for Ali Arif, 46, Sunny Lodge, Addu City, commenced immediately after he was reported missing.

As per the authority, Arif’s family reported him as missing on February 16th after an extended period of no contact. At the time of the report, Arif was living in Male’ City, whereas he was last in contact with his family during December 2022, police said.

Police, citing Arif’s family, said he was a yellow-fin tuna fisherman.

They further stated having informed all relevant authorities regarding the missing upon once the report was filed, while efforts were still ongoing to locate Arif. However, Police stressed that they have so far been unsuccessful in their efforts to locate him.