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47-year-old SAF regular found dead at Gombak Base car park

47-year-old SAF regular found dead at Gombak Base car park

File photo of an SAF uniform.

SINGAPORE: A 47-year-old Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) regular serviceman was found dead at a multi-storey car park at Gombak Base on Monday (Aug 23), the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) said late on Monday night.

The death was non-training related, said MINDEF in a news release.

The man was found hanging from a rope at the rooftop of the car park, and was pronounced dead on site at about 1.40pm by an SAF medical officer, said the ministry.

"The Singapore Police Force and the Singapore Civil Defence Force were activated by the unit," said MINDEF.

Police do not suspect foul play based on preliminary investigations, said the ministry. The case has been classified as an unnatural death and investigations are ongoing.

"The Ministry of Defence and the SAF extend our deepest condolences to the family of the late serviceman, and are assisting the family in their time of grief," said the ministry.

Where to get help:

Samaritans of Singapore Hotline: 1800 221 4444

Institute of Mental Health’s Helpline: 6389 2222

Singapore Association of Mental Health Helpline: 1800 283 7019

You can also find a list of international helplines here. If someone you know is at immediate risk, call 24-hour emergency medical services.

Source: CNA/dv

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