A young surfer, who was reported missing while out surfing at Kaafu Atoll Thanburudhoo, has died on Saturday.
The young surfer, Abdulla Naail, 21, died while getting treatment at Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH).
Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF)’s media officer said they received report of a surfer who went missing around 4:57 p.m. They immediately dispatched a search team to the location, and Naail was found on Thanburudhoo’s east side beach.
MNDF said Naail was given immediate medical attention by officers and was rushed to Male’ on their fast interceptor craft. Naail died a little while later, while receiving treatment at IGMH.
Abdulla Naail had previously worked at VMedia as a skilled photojournalist. VMedia sends prayers for the deceased and condolences to the family on the death of their beloved son.