Irish man dies in drowning incident in the Maldives

Department of Foreign Affairs providing consular assistance to man’s family

The Irish Times understands that an Irish man has drowned while holidaying on the Maldives island group (above), south of India. File photograph: Google Maps

The Irish Times understands that an Irish man has drowned while holidaying on the Maldives island group (above), south of India. File photograph: Google Maps

 

An Irish man has died tragically in the Maldives in what is understood to have been a drowning incident.

The Irish Times understands the man was holidaying on the Indian island group when he got into difficulty swimming on Wednesday.

The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed it is aware of the case and is providing consular assistance to the man’s family.

There is no resident embassy in the Maldives but citizens may contact the Irish embassy in New Delhi.

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