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Previous drowning cases

Some drowning cases in the past that occured around the Singapore River.

Wed, Dec 19, 2012
The New Paper

2011

A 37-year-old British man drowned after plunging into Marina Bay from a rooftop bar at Fullerton Bay Hotel on April 7.

He had climbed over a 0.9m-high railing and jumped at 11.25pm. His body was recovered 2m from the shore two hours later.

2010

A 23-year-old unemployed man drowned in the Singapore River on June 24.

The man and his three friends had drunk a big bottle of vodka and eight cans of Guinness stout before falling asleep on the steps of the river bank near Clarke Quay around 4am.

When he woke up, the man lost his footing while stretching and fell into the water.

His friends, being poor swimmers, could not save him.

Police were called in, and the body was recovered around 8am.

2009

The body of a man in his 20s was fished out of the Singapore River.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force got a call at 3.30am about someone having fallen into the river at Clarke Quay on Oct 9.

The body was found about 4m underwater, 3m from the river bank.

2008

A former police officer, 32, was a good swimmer and a certified life-saver. But early on Christmas Day, he drowned in the Singapore River after an evening of drinking.

He had apparently fallen into the water from the river bank outside a Clarke Quay restaurant.


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