Man reported missing found dead

Updated 03:40 PM
cirkewwa police
Ritratt: Christoph Schwaiger

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The body of Manuel Giovanelli was found in Ċirkewwa, late on Friday night.

Giovanelli was reported missing on the 5th of March.

A spokesperson for the Armed Forces of Malta told Newsbook.com.mt that the body was retrieved from the sea.

A number of police officers and a patrol boat were dispatched to the area. Working together they managed to retrieve the body.

The incident caused Gozo Channel ferry delays. The scheduled 9.45 pm and 10.30 pm trips from Ċirkewwa were not operated.

A Newsbook.com.mt journalist witnessed ferry operations being shifted to the lesser-used South Quay. The North Quay which is usually used was closed due to the ongoing police investigation. The cars parked in the North Quay were directed to the South Quay. A ferry eventually left Ċirkewwa at around 11.15 pm.