Authorities have begun a search for a missing 4-year-old after a launch accident on the way from Male’ to Vaavu Atoll, with the mother reported deceased.
According to authorities, three passengers on the launch were thrown overboard after a strong wave slammed the boat near Olhuveli Resort.
The child has yet to be spotted, according to police, and the launch has been relocated to Kaafu Guraidhoo while the third passenger is being treated at Guraidhoo Health Center.
When the mother was taken into Guraidhoo Health Center, the Guariadhoo Island Council verified that she was deceased.
With high winds and rough seas are expected throughout the day across the Maldives, the Maldives National Defense Force has urged seafarers to exercise caution.