SINGAPORE - The body of a 60-year-old woman was retrieved from Kallang River on Monday (Nov 21) morning.
A passer-by, who declined to be named, said he saw the body floating in the water while he was taking his morning walk near Block 38A, Bendemeer Road.
A Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) spokesman said it was alerted at 7.11am, and dispatched a fire engine and an ambulance.
The woman, who was wearing a red checked shirt, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police officers were seen examining the body, which appeared a little swollen, at around 9.20am.
Retiree Richard Lim, 67, said he was out on his morning walk when he noticed police officers gathered at the scene.
Mr Lim noted there were many elderly residents in the estate near the river as it was a replacement site under the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme.
He also claimed there had been two suicides in the area over the past few months.
Police said they are investigating the unnatural death.