Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Drowned teen's body found

Reference from by Sujin Thomas

THE body of a teenager was found early on Tuesday, more than 30 hours after he was last seen in the sea off East Coast Park.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it received a call at about 2.10am informing them that the body of 18-year-old Mohammed Nazim Ismail had been brought ashore.

It was his cousin, Mohammed Nazir Yusope, 25, who spotted his body bobbing in the water near where he was last seen, 20m from shore.

He jumped in to retrieve him, followed by other family members, who had been keeping vigil on the stretch of beach since Sunday evening.

Divers from the SCDF and Naval Diving Unit had by then called off their search efforts. However boats from the Police Coast Guard and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore were still patrolling the area at the time.

Mohammad Nazim was buried on Tuesday at the Lim Chu Kang Muslim cemetery following a short wake at his family's Bedok Reservoir flat which was attended by about 100 people.

Read the full story in Wednesday edition of The Straits Times (Home,B2)

Our deepest condolences.

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