The defence force has said that they are still searching for the Addu City children who were reported missing at sea on April 21.
The defence force’s information officer Captain Ibrahim Azim said they have still not lost hope of finding the missing children.
Captain Azim said that the Coast Guard has searched a large part of the surrounding sea and that a large number of divers and a diving robot are assisting.
17-year-old Ali Fahmy and 14-year-old Mayamin Ali were last seen swimming on the beach in Hithadhoo with 16-year-old Raaif Ali.
Raaif was saved by someone nearby who witnessed the children struggle against the waves, but he was unable to save the other two.