A person, aged 52 years, has been found dead after he went from Hulhumale last evening to net fish, while a 59-year-old person who accompanied him was found in a critical condition.
MALE, September 14 (HNS) – A person who went from Hulhumale last evening to net fish has been found dead while the other person who accompanied him was found in a critical condition.
A police spokesperson said Mohamed Sameer, 52 of Raiyvilaage/Seenu atoll Hulhudhoo, who is believed to be dead at the time, was brought to Hulhumale around 3am in a marine police speedboat.
Marine police brought Sameer to Hulhumale and went again to the area off north of Hulhumale after they heard cries and rescued 59-year-old Ali Manikufaanu of Alisa/Seenu atoll Hulhudhoo, the official added.
The police, however, declined to provide details of the ongoing investigation.
An eyewitness said one of the persons was often seen going out for net fishing.
“The other person probably has never gone out [for net fishing],” he told Haveeru.
Ali Manikufaanu received treatment at Hulhumale Hospital before being transferred to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) in capital Male.
Sameer and Ali Manikufaanu were accompanied by another person, who stayed back on the shore. The two victims tied one end of the net to the shore and went in a canoe to the shallow area off southwest of Hulhumale.
Heavy rain was experienced at the time and the two did not return which prompted the person who stayed back to report the incident to the police.