Body of man found in Lower Peirce Reservoir

A police cordon seen at Lower Peirce Reservoir, where a man was found dead on June 17, 2018.
A police cordon seen at Lower Peirce Reservoir, where a man was found dead on June 17, 2018.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
A policeman and onlookers seen in the vicinity of the dead body at Lower Peirce Reservoir.
A policeman and onlookers seen in the vicinity of the dead body at Lower Peirce Reservoir.PHOTO: STOMP

SINGAPORE - A man was found dead in Lower Peirce Reservoir on Sunday morning (June 17), with the authorities cordoning off a trail in the area.

In response to queries, the police said they were alerted to the body floating in the reservoir at about 7.15am.

The man was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene, and police have classified the case as an unnatural death.

The body has yet to be identified. However, The Straits Times understands that it is the body of a man.

As of 11.30am, the body has been retrieved from the reservoir and taken away.

A witness, who had been jogging in the area, told citizen journalism website Stomp on Sunday that he had initially thought that there was a pile of rubbish floating in the waters.

But he was shocked when a woman later told him that it was a body.

He added that the area where the body was found was "quite far in" from the entrance to the reservoir.

In a video shared on Stomp, a crowd could be seen gathered along the boardwalk overlooking the waters, as police officers arrived at the scene.

Police investigations are ongoing.