Singapore—On August 7, Wednesday, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), as well as the Singapore Police Force, responded to a “rescue incident” involving a man who was sitting on the ledge of the seventh floor of a condominium in Tanjong Pagar.
Yahoo News Singapore reports that the man eventually re-entered the apartment via an open window, after which he was apprehended by the police.
Shortly before 3:00 pm, SCDF officers responded to a call coming from the Icon condominium at 10 Gopeng Street in Tanjong Pagar.
There, they found a man, reportedly in his 30s, seated beside the outdoor portion of an air conditioning unit, in a white tank top, baseball cap, and dark glasses.
Photos from yahoo.sg show SCDF officers putting up netting around the ledge where the man sat, as a preventative measure to keep the man from attempting to jump off of the building. The SCDF officers can be seen on the ledges above and under the one where the man sat.
A safety life air pack can also be seen on the grounds outside the building.
A spokesperson said that it had been placed as a precautionary measure.
SCDF officers were also seen talking to the man from a nearby apartment.
Shortly after the safety net had been laid over the ledges at past 5:00 pm, the man went back into his apartment via an open window.
Why the man was sitting on the ledge of his condominium unit and what he had planned to do there is still unknown.
In March of this year, a video began circulating via the Facebook page Fabrications About the PAP which showed a young boy falling from the ledge of a building unto a safety air cushion set out by SCDF.
A Chinese daily had reported that this had occurred at Block 411B Fernvale Road in Sengkang, wherein the boy, a young teenager, had allegedly jumped from the seventeenth floor.
The video shows the boy jumping from the ledge of the building. His screams can be heard as he falls, landing almost at the center of the safety air cushion. The SCDF officers rush to him right away, and the boy can be seen moving about on the cushion. He was later reportedly brought to a nearby hospital.
After the incident, the SCDF told media outfit Mothership, “SCDF responded to a rescue incident at 411B Fernvale Road at about 2.55pm today. Upon arrival a teenage boy was seen on the ledge outside a unit on the 17th floor. A safety life air pack was immediately deployed as a precautionary measure. The boy fell onto the safety life air pack. The boy was immediately attended to by SCDF paramedics and was conveyed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital by an SCDF ambulance.”
Several media outlets reported that the boy had acted out because his parents had taken away his iPad and phone, although this remained unconfirmed. /TISG
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