The body of a 49-year-old woman was found in sea waters at East Coast Park in the early hours of this morning (3 Feb).
The police suspect that she drowned.
The police received an alert regarding the incident at 5.45am on Friday (3 Feb) morning, they told The Straits Times (ST).
The location was reportedly at East Coast Park, near carpark C3.
The woman’s body was subsequently retrieved from the sea off the beach.
A Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) medic then pronounced her dead at the scene.
In a thread on the HardwareZone forum that has since been taken down, a witness at the scene shared a photo showing police tape condoning off the area, with officers milling around.
There was also the dreaded blue tent.
The police told ST that they are treating the case as a suspected drowning.
Preliminary investigations apparently didn’t indicate foul play.
Further investigations are currently ongoing.
As curious as this case seems, there have been a few other cases of suspected drownings at East Coast Park in recent years.
In Nov 2021, a 47-year-old man passed away after being caught in the waves at East Coast Park while fishing with his wife.
47-Year-Old Man Passes Away After He Drowns While Fishing At East Coast Park
A few months later, a man allegedly drowned at East Coast Park late at night on 15 Apr 2022. The police also cordoned off a section of the beach.
East Coast Park Shoreline Cordoned Off After Man Allegedly Drowns, Police Seen Conducting Search
In Aug 2022, officials found the body of a 24-year-old man clad in swimming attire, floating in the sea at East Coast Park.
24-Year-Old Man’s Body Found Floating In East Coast Park Waters, Police Investigating
Hopefully, the authorities will be able to get in touch with the family of the victim in the latest incident. MS News extends our sincere condolences to them.
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