DART rescuers rappel from Yishun unit to save woman, who gets apprehended

Submitted by Stomper Alvin

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A 47-year-old woman was apprehended after being rescued from height at Block 625 Yishun Street 61 on Sunday (Sep 27).

The police received a call for assistance at 9.07am, while the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) received a call for assistance at around 1.45pm, they told Stomp in response to queries.

Stomper Alvin, who passed by the scene, shared videos and a photo of the ongoing rescue.

A Special Operations Command (SOC) police vehicle can be spotted at the scene. A safety life air pack can also be seen at the foot of the block.

An SCDF spokesman said it deployed the safety life air pack as aa precautionary measure.

He added: "SCDF deployed nets and rescuers from the Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) rappelled from the unit above to rescue the person."

The police told Stomp: "A 47-year-old woman was apprehended under Section 7 of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act."

No injuries were reported.