Parts of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve to be temporarily closed after man and 2-year-old daughter fell into hole in bridge
Parts of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve will be temporarily closed following an incident where a man and his two-year-old daughter fell into a hole in a bridge during heavy rain
The incident was detailed in a post by an Instagram user named "Bucky Hussain", who described what had happened to him and his family on Monday, the second day of the Chinese New Year holidays
While crossing a bridge that was covered in "a good 3 to 5cm of water", he said that he and his two-year-old daughter Ashley fell "into a huge hole" and into water that had turned "dark and muddy"
Immediately wrapping his arms around his daughter to "stop her from floating away", Mr Hussain said he "couldn't feel the bottom" and that if he had let go, the two of them were "going to be sucked under the bridge"
Both he and his daughter managed to get back onto the bridge, and he described in the post that they were "seconds away from drowning"
The National Parks Board (NParks) said on Wednesday (Jan 25) that the area was cordoned off following the incident, and the gap has been "closed off after the water receded"