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Man found dead outside the Swissotel The Stamford hotel

A man believed to be in his 30s was found dead in front of the Swissotel The Stamford at Raffles City on Tuesday afternoon. -- ST PHOTO: LIM YAN LIANG
A man believed to be in his 30s was found dead in front of the Swissotel The Stamford at Raffles City on Tuesday afternoon. -- ST PHOTO: LIM YAN LIANG
A man believed to be in his 30s was found dead in front of the Swissotel The Stamford at Raffles City on Tuesday afternoon. -- ST PHOTO: LIM YAN LIANG
A man believed to be in his 30s was found dead in front of the Swissotel The Stamford at Raffles City on Tuesday afternoon. -- ST PHOTO: LIM YAN LIANG
A man believed to be in his 30s was found dead in front of the Swissotel The Stamford at Raffles City on Tuesday afternoon. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
A man believed to be in his 30s was found dead in front of the Swissotel The Stamford at Raffles City on Tuesday afternoon. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
A man believed to be in his 30s was found dead in front of the Swissotel The Stamford at Raffles City on Tuesday afternoon. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
A man believed to be in his 30s was found dead in front of the Swissotel The Stamford at Raffles City on Tuesday afternoon. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

A man believed to be in his 30s was found dead in front of the Swissotel The Stamford at Raffles City on Tuesday afternoon.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it received a call at 12.40pm and sent an ambulance to the scene. The man, who is believed to have plunged from a height, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Foldable screens were set up to obscure the gruesome scene, where at least four areas were covered with white plastic sheets. The man's body which lay nearby was covered with a blue police tent.

One of the hotel's restaurants on the ground floor, Introbar, was also temporarily closed, with foldable screens set up to cover its full-length glass windows which faced the walkway outside.

It is unclear if the man was a guest at the hotel.

Marketing communications director for the Fairmont Singapore & Swissotel The Stamford Ms Ee Jin Lim said: "The case is now under investigation by the police and we are providing our full cooperation and support pertaining to this incident.

"We are unable to comment any further,"