Body of 23-year-old Indian male pulled out of Singapore River

Submitted by Stomper Andy, Mavis

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The body of a 23-year-old Indian male was found in the Singapore River by Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) personnel early today (May 14) morning.

Stompers Andy and Mavis said that the person fell into the Singapore River in the wee hours of the morning, prompting a search operation for him.

Andy, who was at Clarke Quay at 3.30am, said that the SCDF's Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) was preparing to dive into the water to search for the person who had fallen in.

In response to Stomp's queries, the SCDF said that a male Indian, 23, fell into the river.

SCDF was alerted to the incident at 3.20am and arrived on the scene at 3.26am.

"We deployed two divers and the body was retrieved at 5am," said the SCDF.

A police spokesperson told Stomp:

"On 14th May 2017, at 3.19am, the police were alerted to a case of unnatural death at the Singapore River.

"A male body was found motionless in the water and was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.

"Police investigations are ongoing."