Man found dead in Geylang River

Police officers standing near a blue tent that is covering the body of a man that was pulled out of the Geylang River, on Aug 14, 2017.
Police officers standing near a blue tent that is covering the body of a man that was pulled out of the Geylang River, on Aug 14, 2017.ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

SINGAPORE - A man in his 30s was found dead in Geylang River near Block 74, Dakota Crescent on Monday (Aug 14) morning.

The man was found floating face down in the water, and the police said they were alerted at about 7.40am.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) dispatched a fire engine, a Red Rhino and an ambulance, and the body was brought out of the river. 

Residents said the area is usually quiet. One of them, Madam Veronica Er, 70,  said she has sometimes seen people fishing along that section of the river.

A maid who works in a Housing Board unit overlooking the river said she saw policemen go out on a small boat to take the body out of the water.

The police have classified it as an unnatural death, and investigations are ongoing.