The body of a missing schoolboy was found in the waters off East Coast beach on Monday (May 8) afternoon after a search operation that lasted for three hours.
The Straits Times understands that the boy is a student from Jurongville Secondary School. He is believed to have drowned.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) first announced in a Facebook post that it was alerted to a report of a missing person at around 12.25pm.
In a subsequent update at 3.33pm, it said that the body of the missing person had by found by SCDF’s Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) rescuers.
“Our condolences to the family,” SCDF added in the update.
The search was conducted along a stretch of beach near East Coast Park’s area E, which was cordoned off when The Straits Times arrived at around 2.45pm.
Several students wearing Jurongville uniforms were seated at a nearby pavilion.
A 54-year-old man, who declined to be named, told ST he was fishing at Bedok jetty when a passerby told him just before noon that a boy had drowned.
Some pictures taken at the scene.