Search operation underway to find missing tourist who went diving

A search and rescue operation is underway to find a missing tourist, who went diving near Kandooma Thila in Kaafu Atoll.

Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) revealed that the MNDF Male' Area Cost Guard has been mobilized after receiving reports of a missing female tourist who went diving. The tourist is believed to be staying on the "OCA M 7 S" liveaboard.

MNDF also revealed that they had received reports of the missing tourist around 1:09pm on Sunday. She had went diving with a group that included 26 others.