Tragedy as man is found dead off Manoel Island

A man has died after he was spotted unconscious in the sea off Manoel Island in Gzira.

Police told 89.7 Bay the victim was 26 and from India.

He had been swimming and diving in the area.

Police were alerted to the scene at around 2.30pm on Sunday afternoon.

The Armed Forces of Malta carried out a search before finding the victim’s body floating in Sliema Creek.

He was the second person to die at sea over the weekend.

Hours earlier, the body of a 34-year-old American man was found off Malta’s west coast.

He got into trouble while swimming in the Miġra l-Ferħa area of Rabat.

Police are investigating both deaths.

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