Chinese tourist dies after diving in Maldives

By Hoang Phong    June 7, 2024 | 01:04 am PT
Chinese tourist dies after diving in Maldives
A view of the sandy beach of Olhuveli island in Maldives, Feb. 15, 2009. Photo by Reuters
Police in the Maldives are investigating the death of a Chinese man who fainted after diving at the Tiger Shark Point off Fuvahmulah City Thursday.

The victim was a 70-year-old Chinese tourist, police said as quoted by Maldives newspaper Sun.

According to police, the tourist had just returned to a diving boat following an underwater excursion.

While he was removing his dive suit when he suddenly fainted and lost consciousness.

Police were alerted about the incident and took him to a nearby hospital for emergency.

However, doctors confirmed he was dead on arrival.

The man was diving with a center based in Fuvahmulah, a popular destination in the southern Maldives known for its rich marine life and tiger shark diving.

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