Man's body found floating in Singapore River

Police officers gathered around a body discovered by the Singapore River on Tuesday, 30 July 2019. (PHOTO: Dhany Osman/Yahoo News Singapore)

SINGAPORE — A man’s body was found floating in the Singapore River, close to the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), on Tuesday (30 July) morning.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said its officers responded to an incident near 1 Empress Place at about 8.25am. A body was found floating in the river and was “manually retrieved” from the water.

An SCDF paramedic pronounced the person dead at the scene. It is understood that the deceased is a Chinese man in his 40s.

Separately, the police said they were alerted to a case of a body floating in the Singapore River at 8.25am and that investigations into the incident are ongoing.

When Yahoo News Singapore arrived at the scene around 11am, several police vehicles, including a Crime Scene Investigation van, were parked in the vicinity of the ACM.

Police had also cordoned off the area around the body, which was covered with a blue tent.

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