Thai national found dead at East Coast Park beach

A man wearing surf shorts was found lying unconscious on the beach on March 21, 2016.
A man wearing surf shorts was found lying unconscious on the beach on March 21, 2016.PHOTO: ST READER

SINGAPORE - A Thai national died at an East Coast Park beach on Monday night (March 21).

An eyewitness told The Straits Times that he and his colleagues, who were attending a barbecue at the park, had heard a scream for help at around 8.45pm and noticed a crowd of people gathering at a beach near the East Coast Lagoon Food Village.

A man wearing surf shorts was lying unconscious on the beach, said the healthcare professional, who did not wish to be named.

A few of his colleagues, who are trained nurses, performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the victim for about 20 minutes before the police arrived on scene, he said.

Subsequently, the police set up a blue tent, he added. The Straits Times understands that the 37-year-old man is believed to have drowned.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to an incident at the East Coast Park lagoon at about 8.50pm.

Upon arrival, paramedics pronounced a Thai national in his 30s dead at the scene, SCDF said.

Police said that investigations are ongoing.