Body found in Singapore River near Robertson Quay

Body found in Singapore River near Robertson Quay

Ch8 body found in Singapore River
The body of a man was found in the Singapore River near Robertson Quay on Jul 10, 2018. (Photo: Channel 8/Wu Yuxin)

SINGAPORE: The body of a man was found in the Singapore River near Robertson Quay on Tuesday (Jul 10) morning.

The police told Channel NewsAsia they were alerted at about 6.50am to a case of unnatural death at the Singapore River, where a male body was found motionless in the water.

The man was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.

Investigations are ongoing, the police added. 

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to reports of a "person who had entered the Singapore River" near 80 Mohamed Sultan Road.

Singapore river body
An underwater search operation was carried out by Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) officers. (Photo: Channel 8)

SCDF officers conducted a "surface search" in the area while an underwater search operation was carried out by Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) officers.

The body was found submerged in the water at about 12.20pm, and retrieved by DART divers.

Source: CNA/nc(cy)

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