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Body found at canal along Marine Parade Road

Body found at canal along Marine Parade Road

SCDF vehicles seen at Marine Parade Road near a canal at about 10.30pm on Sep 27, 2019. (Photo: CNA reader)

SINGAPORE: The body of a 61-year-old man was found at a canal along Marine Parade Road on Friday (Sep 27) evening.

The police said they were alerted around 6pm to a case of unnatural death.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was also notified and its officers retrieved the body using a ladder. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

SCDF vehicles seen at Marine Parade Road at about 10.30pm on Sep 27, 2019. (Photo: CNA reader)

A CNA reader who lives in the nearby Cote d'Azur condominium said she first noticed the commotion at around 7.30pm. She saw a body floating in the canal, and SCDF officers attempting to retrieve it. A net was seen draped from the railings above the canal.

Police officers were also seen at the scene and at a construction site across the road.

The police said they are investigating the death.

Source: CNA/ic(cy)

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