Mahbubur Rahman, the supervisor of the beach workers who is in charge of security at the beach, told Prothom Alo that Maruf could not be found even after searching the sea for two days. It was assumed that his body was trapped in a cave in Baluchar. As the current is high, the lifeguards and beach workers went to the deep sea in 20 to 25 ‘Jedski’s’ at around 12.30 pm thinking that the body may go to the deep sea. Around 12:30 PM, Maruf’s body was found floating about five kilometers west of Sugandha Point.
Additional District Magistrate Abu Sufian said that Maruf was swept into the deep sea by the current. For two days, lifeguards and beach personnel searched an area of at least 10 kilometers from Kalatali to Nazirertek with multiple boats. Apart from this, Sonadia, Inani, Himachari, Daryanagar beaches are also found. But Maruf was nowhere to be found. His body was found floating in the deep sea this afternoon. The body has been sent to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital for post-mortem.