Body found in S'pore River

Body found in S'pore River

SINGAPORE - The body of a man was found floating in the waters of the Singapore River off Clarke Quay on Thursday morning.

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers retrieved the body of Mr Koh Chor Pah, a 55-year-old security trainer, in front of Jumbo Seafood Restaurant. Mr Koh was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two of his brothers were at the scene but were reluctant to comment.

The younger of the two only said they last saw Mr Koh during the Chinese New Year celebrations this year and that Mr Koh lived alone in a Bukit Merah flat. He said their brother was single.

Walking past the scene, The New Paper reader Harven Singh had called TNP's hotline immediately after discovering what had happened.

Retrieved

The 53-year-old chauffeur was making his way to work when he saw that the police had cordoned off part of the Singapore River. Curious, he stopped and saw that a body was being retrieved.

He told TNP: "His face was covered and I couldn't see how he looked like."

The police confirmed they were alerted by a call from the public at 11.21am.

The case has been classified as an unnatural death. Investigations are ongoing.


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