Body of 27-year-old man who fell into water at Clarke Quay found after 5 days

SCDF officers conducting operations at Clarke Quay.
SCDF officers at Clarke Quay on June 25 after a man went missing.
SCDF officers at Clarke Quay on June 25 after a man went missing. ST PHOTO: DAVE LIM

SINGAPORE - The body of a 27-year-old man who reportedly fell into the water along Clarke Quay on Sunday (June 25) was found on Friday morning (June 30) - about five days after he went missing.

In response to queries, a police spokesman said that the man's body was found by the Singapore Civil Defence Force's (SCDF) Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team divers at around 9.45am.

His body was retrieved from the Singapore River, and he was pronounced dead by a paramedic at the scene. Police are investigating the unnatural death.

The police had been alerted at 2.55pm on Sunday that the man went missing at 3D River Valley Road.

He is understood to be a Singapore citizen, and had reportedly fallen into the water near Read Bridge.

On Sunday, SCDF received a call for help at 4.25pm, and conducted a surface search along the Singapore River with the help of a boat from a private operator.

 

They later conducted diving operations in the area to search for the man.

The man's family had called the police after realising that he failed to return home, according to a report by Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao.

The Straits Times understands the man has been identified as Mr Neo En Rui.