Cyclists call police after spotting distraught maid sitting on edge of Bedok canal

Cyclists call police after spotting distraught maid sitting on edge of Bedok canal

SINGAPORE - A group of cyclists called the police after spotting a distraught looking woman sitting on the edge of a canal at Bedok Park Connector at about 10.30pm on Saturday.

According to a reader who sent in photos to citizen journalism website Stomp, her employer later arrived at the scene and the police climbed over the canal railing to pull the woman out.

The Stomp contributor, who gave his name as James, said they later found out that the woman was an Indonesian maid.

He said: "At 10.30pm on Saturday, we were cycling along the Bedok Park Connector when we spotted a woman sitting in the dark on the ledge of a canal there.

"She seemed distraught and it looked like she was sobbing.

"Tides were coming in quick and if she had continued to stay there, she might have been swept away.

"We called police and we later found out that the woman was an Indonesian maid. Her employer came later and the police climbed over the canal railing to pull the woman out."


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