Sunday, 27 June 2010

2 drowning cases in 2 days


Case #1

Reference from Channelnewsasia.com

By Mustafa Shafawi

SINGAPORE: The body of a Malay man believed to be in his 20s was recovered from the Singapore River Thursday morning.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force received a call about a man falling into the river near Coleman Bridge at about 7am this morning. A search was conducted by divers from SCDF's Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team.

The body was found about 45 minutes later. Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene

Case #2

Reference from StraitsTimes.com

By Kimberly Spykerman

THE dead body of a teenager who went missing while swimming in the waters off Sentosa was recovered in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Divers from the Naval Diving Unit found 18-year-old Muhammad Ridzuan Jumali's body about four metres from the shore of Siloso Beach around 4.30am.

They, together with the Police Coast Guard and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), had been combing the waters off Siloso Beach since the teen disappeared around 8pm on Friday night.

The SCDF used an amphibious vehicle and a boat for about four hours, before calling in a naval diving unit to continue the search for the teen.

Muhammad Ridzuan, the second of four children, was part of a group of friends who were picnicing at Siloso Beach earlier on Friday before going swimming. His friends became worried after hearing calls for help and seeing his motionless body in the water.

Police are investigating the incident.

Read the full story in The Sunday Times.

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