A 29-year-old fisherman has died and another two were injured as their fishing boat capsized off Żonqor Point during last night due to the strong south-easterly winds .

Capsized Vessle Zonqor Point

The AFM is searching the area as a fourth person is believed to be missing. All those on board were Sicilians.

The incident off was reported around 4am, with the AFM and Civil Protection immediatly taking action with a search and rescue operation. Two of the injured men managed to swim ashore and have been taken to hospital.

More updates as they come in.