The family of undergraduate Goh Chuan Kiet has finally found some closure - four nights after the 23-year-old went missing on Sunday afternoon in the sea off Changi.
The body of Mr Goh was claimed by his parents and two siblings from the Singapore General Hospital mortuary on Thursday afternoon. Speaking to The Straits Times, his father, Mr Goh Kwee Lam, 60, said it was day of mixed emotions for all. "My heart is in pieces, but at least we found him and it's over," he said.
His son's body was recovered on Tuesday at about 6.20pm near Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal by volunteers who had joined the search and rescue operations for the SIM Global Education student. He was paddle-boarding with his schoolmates from the institution's windsurfing club at Changi on Sunday when he suddenly disappeared.
The wake begins Friday at Block 343 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3. Investigations into his death are still ongoing.