Jalelah Abu Baker – Straits Times Indonesia
The body of an Indian male was retrieved by officers from the Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) from Bedok Reservoir early on Monday morning.
Police had received a call at about 8.35am, informing them of a body floating in the reservoir.
SCDF officers found a body floating near the shore when they arrived shortly after. The male casualty was pronounced dead by a SCDF paramedic at 9.22am. The deceased is believed to be Indian construction worker Raman Selvam, 33.
He had been missing since Saturday and was last seen walking into reservoir on Saturday afternoon. Eyewitnesses said the man refused help from passers-by who had tried to throw him a life buoy.
The case has been classified as unnatural death and police are investigating.
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