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Body of man recovered from waters near Pasir Ris Park

SINGAPORE — The body of a man was recovered from a river at Pasir Ris Park today (Aug 30), after he reportedly drowned while in the waters near the park.

Body of man recovered from waters near Pasir Ris Park

Rescuers searching for a man who was reportedly swept towards the sea from Sungei Api Api at Pasir Ris Park. Photo: Yvonne Lim

SINGAPORE — The body of a man was recovered from a river at Pasir Ris Park today (Aug 30), after he reportedly drowned while in the waters near the park.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it received a call reporting a case of drowning at about 3.20pm at Sungei Api Api along Car Park D of the park. SCDF personnel arrived on the scene within seven minutes, and rescuers conducted a surface search, while two divers combed waters in the canal.

Rescuers also deployed an amphibious vehicle to search the open water near the shoreline. The body of the man was found in Sungei Api Api — a river that leads out to the sea — at 5.50pm.

As the search progressed — the whole operation took about two and a half hours — it drew a crowd of curious onlookers. Individuals believed to know the missing man were seen looking distraught, and angered by bystanders taking photos.

The man, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene. The police said it is investigating the unnatural death. ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY SIAU MING EN

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