Dead body found submerged in Singapore River

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The dead body of a man was found submerged in the Singapore River near Robertson Quay yesterday morning.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) reported that it was informed about a “person who had entered the Singapore River” near 80 Mohamed Sultan Road. The police added that they were alerted to a case of unnatural death at about 6.50am.

Following both a surface search and an underwater search, a male was found motionless in the water, around 12.20pm, and was retrieved by Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) divers. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Police investigations are ongoing.