Body found in Singapore River, police investigating unnatural death
Chew Hui Min
The Straits Times
13 Apr 2017
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.
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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.
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