The body of a man has been hauled out of the sea at Xemxija after it had earlier been spotted on the seabed.
Police said they were informed of the body in the Veċċa area at about 5.15pm.
The body, which TVM is informed is that of a 24-year-old man from Rabat, was recovered by the Police and Civil Protection. He was free diving when for some reason found himself in difficulties.
Magistrate Yana Micallef Stafrace ordered an Inquiry while Police are investigating.
Young man who drowned in Xemxija identified as Simon Psaila