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Updated: 12/16/2012 18:59 | By Channel NewsAsia

Body found in Singapore River

Body found in Singapore River


Body found in Singapore River

SINGAPORE: A man was found dead in the Singapore River along Clarke Quay early Sunday morning.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it received a call at about 1.30am.

Someone was spotted jumping into the river near Block A.

SCDF officers arrived about four minutes later and conducted a search around the area.

Diving at a depth of about 3 metres, rescuers retrieved the body of a man about three—and—a—half hours later.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are investigating the unnatural death.

According to an eye—witness, the man was in his 30s and appeared drunk.

He had stripped down to his pants before jumping into the river.

The eye—witness declined to be named.

— CNA/ir/xq

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