A man who had found himself in difficulty while swimming at Mellieħa’s Coral Lagoon has been found dead around 2 nautical miles off the Coast.
The police said that it was informed at around 11.30am on Monday, that a lifeless body was seen off the coast.
The body of the 29-year-old man from Bangladesh was recovered by an AFM patrol boat.
On Saturday the authorities had launched a search and rescue mission for the man, who had gone swimming with a 21-year-old friend also from Bangladesh. The latter suffered slight injuries.
Magistrate Charmaine Galea is leading the inquiry.
Qawra District Police are investigating the case.