SCDF conducts underwater search for missing man at Changi Beach, operation ongoing

Submitted by Stomper Noraini

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The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) is searching for a man who was last seen entering the waters of Changi Beach on Sunday (July 22).

Stomper Noraini, a logistics driver who was at the scene, contributed photos showing authorities responding to the incident.

She told Stomp: "It started from around 6pm.

"I happened to pass by and pulled over to have a closer look.

"A few families who were having picnics were being asked by the police for leads."

In response to a Stomp query, the SCDF said it was alerted to a water rescue case near Carpark 2 at Changi Beach at around 5.45pm.

"Based on information from eye witnesses, a man was last seen walking into the water and did not resurface," a spokesman told Stomp, adding that the SCDF is currently conducting an underwater search in the area.

When Lianhe Zaobao reporters visited the scene, they saw that a police cordon of around 10 metres had been set up at the beach, drawing a crowd of around 50 onlookers.

Three 'frogmen' from the Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) were dispatched to conduct the underwater search.

(Photo: Lianhe Zaobao)

Zaobao also described the atmosphere as tense.