Body of 62-year-old man found at East Coast Park after suspected drowning

The body of a 62-year-old man was found and retrieved from the waters off East Coast Park on Monday morning (March 8).

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) told Stomp that it received a call for a water rescue assistance at 902 East Coast Parkway at around 7.10am.

Upon SCDF's arrival, a body was seen floating in the water.

SCDF rescuers retrieved the male body from near the shoreline and the man was pronounced dead on scene by a paramedic.

The police said they were alerted to a case of suspected drowning at East Coast Park near Carpark F3 at 7.04am and that preliminary investigations do not suspect foul play.

Police investigations are ongoing.

According to Shin Min Daily News, the deceased often went fishing at East Coast Park.

A man who was camping near the site of the incident said he did not notice anything amiss until he was awakened by the police at around 8am.

He added: "There were around five to six police officers at the scene and the atmosphere was tense. They subsequently covered the body with a piece of cloth."

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