Updated: Man drowns off Manoel Island

CMRU

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A 26-year old man has been found dead near Manoel Island on Sunday afternoon.

A Police spokesperson told Newsbook.com.mt that the corpse of the Indian man was found at around 1.40 pm. The Police also said that the young man was swimming in the area when his friend who stayed on the shore lost sight of him.

According to the Police, the initial report they received was of a young man unconscious in the water. The Police also stated that he was a diver.

A joint effort from the Civil Protection Department and the Armed Forces of Malta found the dead man sometime after the alarm was sounded.

This is the second death by drowning recorded in Malta over the weekend.

AFM find corpse of man lost at sea off Miġra l-Ferħa