Body of 25-year-old man found in water beside Sengkang Riverside Park

Police were alerted to the case of unnatural death at 6.47am. The man was found motionless and pronounced dead by paramedics at scene.
Police were alerted to the case of unnatural death at 6.47am. The man was found motionless and pronounced dead by paramedics at scene. ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG

SINGAPORE - The body of a 25-year-old man was found in the water beside Sengkang Riverside Park on Friday (Sept 29) morning.

Police were alerted to the case of unnatural death at 6.47am. The man was found motionless and pronounced dead by paramedics at scene.

Police investigations are ongoing.

Reader Elsie Soh told The Straits Times that her husband was passing by the area at 7.20am when he saw some police officers.

When ST arrived at the scene just before 9.30am, a tent used by police to cover bodies was placed along a cycling and jogging track across the canal from Sengkang Riverside Park, near Sengkang Sports Centre.

A police cordon stretching about 300m had been set up.

Ms Joy Perez, 34, a housewife living nearby, said she was turned away from the cordon while jogging at about 8am and had to make a big detour into the residential areas which are a few hundred metres away.  Other track users were being turned away as well.

At 10.55am, undertakers arrived at the scene and carried the body away.