An Irishman has died tragically in the Maldives.
Independent.ie understands that the man got into difficulty while swimming.
It is believed he was holidaying on the Indian Ocean island when tragedy struck on Wednesday.
The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that they are aware of the case and are providing consular assistance to the deceased man's family.
There is no resident embassy in the country but citizens may contact the Irish embassy in New Dehli.
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