Sea of sorrow: A visitor's tragedy

Sea of sorrow: A visitor's tragedy

The body of the Vietnamese man who went missing off East Coast Park on Monday was found on Tuesday morning.

The police, who received a call at 8.20am asking for assistance along East Coast Park, found the body of a man in the water.

The 23-year-old man had gone swimming with his friends and had jumped into the water around noon from the breakwater near the Burger King outlet. His friends later lost sight of him.

The New Paper understands that the body was found near where he was last seen.

He was pronounced dead by Singapore Civil Defence Force paramedics at the scene.

Police are investigating. 

SAFETY TIPS

Mr Richard Tan, president of the Singapore Life Saving Society, says: Swim and dive only in designated areas, which are marked with flags - these are found only at Sentosa and St John's Island.

There are no clearly marked designated areas at East Coast Park or Changi beaches.

Swim only when and where there is a lifeguard on duty.

Obey the lifeguard or other beach authority at all times.

Do not consume alcohol.

Do not swim alone.


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