A 55-year-old Sri Lankan man was found drowned to death in Hulhumalé, around the second phase of the development, on Monday.

The man who was said to have gone fishing, and who was initially reported missing, was later found drowned during a search operation, the Maldives Police Service (MPS) said in a statement. 

While he was pronounced dead on arrival at the Hulhumalé Hospital, an investigation is ongoing, police said.