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Body found submerged in Singapore River

A male body was found in the Singapore River near Robertson Quay on the morning of 10 July.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it had received alerts regarding a "person who had entered the Singapore River" near 80 Mohamed Sultan Road, according to Channel NewsAsia.

Subsequently, SCDF officers conducted a "surface search" in the area.

Simultaneously, an underwater search operation was carried out by officers of the Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART).

Source: Channel NewsAsia Facebook Page

The body was found submerged in the water at about 12.20 p.m., and was promptly retrieved by DART divers.

The man was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.

Police said that investigations are still ongoing regarding the death.

Many netizens sympathised with the deceased's predicament, generally leaving RIP (Rest In Peace) comments on Channel NewsAsia's post regarding the death.

胡瑞忠 commended the Civil Defence and Police officers for their swift action:

Heartfelt gratitude to the SCDF and SPF for their hard and diligent work.

Yonni Hamdi commented, possibly sardonically:

Aiyaaaaa no worries…Singapore [is] the safest place on the planet…