2 men arrested for drug-related offences after DART officers rappel down Circuit Road block to rescue 1 of them

Submitted by Stomper Randy

This story was submitted via Stomp App contribution.

Two men were arrested for suspected drug-related offences after one of them was seen sitting on a ledge at Block 70 Circuit Road on Wednesday morning (June 10).

Stomper Randy alerted Stomp to a video of the incident that was posted on Facebook.

In the video, Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) officers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) are seen rappelling down the block.


The post says: "A man was sitting on the window ledge off-camera, but a safety life air pack was deployed on the ground floor and SCDF rescued him from above."

It also praised SCDF on a job well done.

In response to Stomp queries, both the police and SCDF said they received calls for assistance at 8.20am.

"Upon arrival, a man was seen sitting on a ledge," an SCDF spokesman said.

"SCDF deployed a safety life air pack as a precautionary measure.

"SCDF deployed nets and DART rescuers rappelled from the unit above to rescue the person."

The police told Stomp that two men, aged 44 and 53, were arrested for suspected drug-related offences.

The police are also looking into possible breaches of safe distancing measures under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures)(Control Order) Regulations 2020 by both men.

Police investigations are ongoing.

In a similar incident, Stomp earlier reported on a 59-year-old woman who was arrested after getting rescued from the ledge of a Yishun block on Wednesday afternoon (June 10).

More About: