A police officer who was reported missing from Addu City in the early hours of Tuesday morning has been found dead at sea.
The officer has been identified as a 22-year-old male.
Police said the officer, who works at Addu City’s National College for Policing and Law, was reported missing at approximately 12:40am early Tuesday morning after he failed to return home after Isha prayer.
However, Police noted that he was off-duty at the time he was reported missing.
Police said was found at sea, near Hithadhoo Swimming Track area, at approximately 1:40am during a search operation.
Citing doctors at Addu Equatorial Hospital, Police detailed that he had already been dead when brought to the hospital.
The case is under investigation by the Police.