On 17 June 2018, a body of a man was found floating in the waters of Lower Peirce Reservoir.
Raymond, a contributor to STOMP, passed by the body at 6:45 am while he was jogging near the reservoir.
Initially, Raymond thought that it was a pile of rubbish in the water.
A woman later told him that it was actually a floating body.
He said: “The lady in front of me was staring at some object in the water. So I stopped and we talked. She told me it was a body.”
Upon closer inspection, Raymond stopped whatever he was doing, took a closer look at the object and realised that it was a head that broke the water surface.
The woman later called the police and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).
According to Raymond, the police arrived at about 7:20 am.
“The body was located quite far in, so the vehicles cannot reach there. I ran out to guide the officers but they were already halfway there when I ran out,” said Raymond.
Raymond is a frequent jogger at the reservoir and he quipped that the area where the body was discovered is “a bit dark” late at night or during the early mornings.
“The air here is very good, but the area is a bit dark. People have to be careful around here. The water is quite shallow, so I believe he could have fallen in and panicked.”
Raymond suspected that the man could have been stuck in the mud as he was struggling.
In response to a Stomp query, a police spokesman said:
“The police were alerted to a case of a body of a man floating at Lower Peirce Reservoir on 17 June 2018 at 7:15 am. The man was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. The police have classified the case as unnatural death and investigations are ongoing.”
The SCDF were alerted to the water mishap rescue incident at 7:15 am as well.
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