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Indian man drowns while snorkeling in Seychelles

Victoria, June 25 (IANS)- A 50-year-old Indian man holidaying with his family in the Seychelles drowned while snorkeling near Moyenne island here, police said.

The incident occurred Tuesday as Abitya Siruguri Jaya Rao was snorkeling near Moyenne, about six kilometre from the main island of Mahé and located within the Ste Anne Marine National Park, seychellesnewsagency reported.

Rao was on holiday in the Indian Ocean archipelago, accompanied by his wife and son. They were staying at a hotel in Mahé, the largest island of Seychelles.

The Indian family had arrived in this island nation last week and were supposed to leave this Saturday.