Police investigating unnatural death of SCDF recruit

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) is investigating the death of a 20-year-old recruit.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) is investigating the death of a 20-year-old recruit. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A 20-year old recruit from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was found dead at the National Service Training Institute (NSTI) at Jalan Bahar on Friday (Feb 19) morning.

Mr Edwin Ong Koon Chwee had enlisted on Feb 16 and was undergoing his National Service training at NSTI, SCDF said in a statement posted on Facebook.

The director of NSTI has spoken to Mr Ong's family, who has requested for privacy, SCDF said.

Police said they received a call requesting assistance at the training institute at about 5.24am.

Mr Ong's body was found motionless upon arrival of the police. He was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.

Police is investigating the unnatural death.