SINGAPORE - There had been a thunderstorm when SIM Global Education student Goh Chuan Kiet, 23, went missing in the waters off Changi on Sunday, reported Lianhe Wanbao yesterday.
Mr Goh had been out at sea with a paddleboard with 10 windsurfers from his school. According to SIM, they went out to sea at about 12pm.
The incident occurred near Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal and Constant Wind Sailing School and Sea Sports Centre at the National Service Resort and Country Club.
A staff member of the centre told Wanbao that a fisherman had seen a man on a paddleboard flip over close to the ferry terminal in the early afternoon. Moments later, only the board and paddle surfaced.
It is understood that, at the time, the rain was not especially heavy, although winds were strong.
As of 6pm yesterday, Mr Goh has not been found.
He is pursuing his first-year undergraduate business degree with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology offered at SIM, SIM said in a statement yesterday.
He is also a member of the SIM Windsurfing Club.