Body of 30-year-old man found in Singapore River near Swissotel Merchant Court

SINGAPORE - A man who was taken out of the Singapore River by divers was pronounced dead at the scene on Tuesday night.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force was alerted to the incident, in the vicinity of the Swissotel Merchant Court Singapore, at about 7:15pm. An hour-long attempted rescue was made soon after.

But the 30-year old male was pronounced dead by paramedics after being brought back on land. Police investigations are ongoing.