The discovery of a body in the waters off Changi Point Ferry Terminal has brought attention to a tragic incident that unfolded recently. This article delves into the details surrounding the discovery and the events leading up to it.
Details of the Incident
On Feb. 10, a 57-year-old man was found in the waters near Changi Point Ferry Terminal, as reported by the Straits Times. The incident began on Feb. 9, around 4:15pm, when the man was reported missing in the waters close to the terminal. It is believed that he had been fishing when he jumped into the water, prompting onlookers to alert the authorities when he failed to resurface after a few minutes.
A search and rescue operation ensued, involving resources from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and the Singapore Civil Defence Force. This operation lasted for more than 24 hours, emphasizing the extensive efforts made to locate the missing individual.
Discovery of the Body
Despite the diligent search efforts, the man’s body was not recovered until the night of Feb. 10. His remains were retrieved from the water, marking the tragic conclusion to the search and rescue operation.
A witness posted his statements on Reddit:
“SCDF, SPF and divers were present to search for missing man who allegedly fished from several spots before jumping into the water. Onlookers called the police when he didn’t resurface after a few minutes. Search continued well into the night, with flood lights to assist. His slippers and can of beer are shown in the last pic.”
Following the discovery of the body, the police released a statement indicating that no foul play is suspected in connection with the incident. While the exact circumstances surrounding the man’s decision to enter the water remain unclear, authorities have ruled out any suspicious activity.