SINGAPORE - With the recovery of the missing man's body near Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal on Nov 26, the deceased undergrad's father, Mr Goh, granted an interview with Lianhe Wanbao.
In the interview, he shared that his wife was distraught when they received news about their son's disappearance, and their hopes for his safe return had diminished as hours of the search passed.
They then began to wish that his body would be quickly found so they could have some closure.
Mr Goh also shared about his youngest son's life.
The young man was an avid water sports fan who participated in activities such as dragon-boating and diving.
He had earned his windsurfing license just one week before he met with a mishap during a windsurfing session.
The deceased, who recently turned 23, was a filial son who expressed a desire to provide a better life for his parents.
Although Mr Goh and his wife often dissuaded their son from doing water sports which they deemed dangerous, they relented because they knew it was something he was passionate about.
After the tragic accident, Mr Goh said he does not regret letting his son participate in windsurfing and added that his family is slowly coming to terms with his son's passing.