Dead body found in Singapore River; police investigating unnatural death

A dead body was found on Thursday (April 13) morning in the Singapore River.
A dead body was found on Thursday (April 13) morning in the Singapore River.ST PHOTO: FELINE LIM
A dead body was found on Thursday (April 13) morning in the Singapore River.
A dead body was found on Thursday (April 13) morning in the Singapore River.ST PHOTO: FELINE LIM

SINGAPORE - A dead body was found on Thursday (April 13) morning in the Singapore River.

Police said they were alerted to the discovery at about 8am. It is understood that a cleaner working at the river found the body.

The victim was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that officers retrieved the body of a Chinese man in his 60s.

Mr Moses Arumugam, a tour bus driver, saw a forensic vehicle and police cars at Connaught Drive when he was there at about 10am.

A cordon was set up at Esplanade Park and Mr Arumugam saw a blue tent by the water. The body had been retrieved from the river by then.

Two boatmen were seen questioned by policemen, he said.

Police are investigating the unnatural death.