Body of missing diver Jake Seet found in sea off Sentosa

Body of missing diver Jake Seet found in sea off Sentosa

Missing Singaporean diver
Channel NewsAsia understands that the missing diver is Jake Seet Choon Heng (third from right). (Photo: Facebook)

SINGAPORE: The body of Singaporean diver Jake Seet who went missing on Saturday (May 5) has been found.

The police were alerted to a body found floating in the sea off Sentosa at about 6.30pm on Monday. 

The body was that of a 33-year-old man who was reported missing on May 5, said police.

Mr Seet, a commercial diver, went missing while conducting underwater operations for the vessel Jork at the Western Anchorage near Sentosa, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said on Sunday.

Police said they are investigating the unnatural death. 

The diver's sister had appealed to authorities earlier on Monday to "do their utmost" to search for her brother, saying that the family "need answers and information".

Neither the authorities nor the company Mr Seet worked for had informed the family about the incident, said Ms Jacqueline Seet. The family found out about Mr Seet's situation only after a friend - who worked in the same industry - informed his wife about it.

Mr Seet leaves two sons, aged six and three, and a wife. His wife is due to deliver their third child, a girl, next month, according to his sister.

Source: CNA/nc