A man’s dead body has been found off Comino by Armed Forces of Malta personnel, the police said on Sunday.

The body is believed to be that of a 67-year-old Mosta man who was fishing from the shore of Comino on Saturday.

AFM personnel spent much of Saturday afternoon scouring seas around Comino in search of the man, after emergency services received a phone call from people who claimed to have seen a fisherman fall into the sea.

The report was filed at around 10.50am on Saturday, with patrol boat and helicophter searches beginning soon afterwards.

Searches continued on Sunday morning, with the man’s body being found at around 11am.

Magistrate Paul Coppini is leading an inquiry into the incident.