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73 Y.O MAN FOUND DEAD IN KALLANG RIVER, BODY RETRIEVED BY SCDF DIVERS

A 73-year-old man was found dead on 19 November at the Kallang River after an underwater search to retrieve his body from the water, according to Shin Min Daily News.

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The SCDF said that they received a call for help on 19 November at about 1.05pm for “water rescue assistance” at the Kallang River.

Officers were deployed to the location at Kallang River near Block 38A Bendemeer Road, but couldn’t find the person when they arrived.

Divers from the Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) were then activated to the scene to perform an underwater search.

The body of the elderly man was later found and retrieved from the river, before being pronounced dead at the scene by an SCDF paramedic.

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The Singapore Police Force also confirmed that they were alerted to the incident at about 11.45am, and identified the body as a 73-year-old man.

Police investigations are ongoing, and preliminary investigations have ruled out homicide.

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