Second body found at Bedok Reservoir

SINGAPORE - Hours after a body was discovered floating in Bedok Reservoir at 6.52am on Sunday, a second body was found there on September 2 at 6.30pm.

This comes after a spate of deaths at the same reservoir in 2011.

A netizen named Alex, who wrote in to citizen journalism website Stomp, said that he saw policemen surrounding a body bag at around 6.30pm on Sunday.

According to the him, the body was located near a bench along the jogging path, on top of a slope away from the water's edge.

A police spokesperson confirmed that they had received a call at about 1.59pm on September 2, informing them of a man found unresponsive on a bench at Bedok Reservoir Park.

Upon arrival, the police found the body of a 74-year-old man on the said bench.

According to Shin Min Daily News, the man had been wearing sports shoes when he was found and his daughter later confirmed that he had frequented Bedok Reservoir Park to exercise.

She believed that her father had ridden his bicycle to the park and sat down to take a rest upon feeling unwell.

He looked like he was sleeping when he passed out and hence not many passers-by had stopped to check on him.

Passers-by only came to realise he had already passed after they saw red ants crawling all over him.

The police spokesperson also added: "He was subsequently pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. Police are investigating the unnatural death."

Earlier that day at 6.52am, the police received a call requesting for help at Bedok Reservoir.

They found the body of a man floating in the reservoir upon arrival. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

rchia@sph.com.sg

 Previous cases: 

Unidentified male body found in Bedok Reservoir
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On Nov 5, 2011, a Chinese male was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene, making this the sixth case in many months.

6th body found at Bedok Reservoir
Click on thumbnail to view (Photos: ST, Raj Nadarajan)

On June 20, the body of Mr Lin Xiao, 23, was found floating the reservoir. The upper half of his body was missing.

Partial body found in Bedok Reservoir
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Three months later on Sep 22, Ms Tan Sze Sze, 32, and her three-year-old son, Jerald Chin, were found dead in the reservoir, two days after they were reported missing by their family.

Mother and son found in Bedok Reservoir
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On the morning of Oct 11, the body of Indian construction worker, Mr Raman Selvam, was found two days after he was seen walking into the water.

Indian construction worker's body found in Bedok Reservoir
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