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Boy, 14, drowns while swimming at Changi Beach; 2nd teen taken to CGH

·Editorial Team
·1-min read
The boy's body was retrieved by SCDF rescuers around 15m away from the shoreline. (PHOTO: Google StreetView screengrab)
The boy's body was retrieved by SCDF rescuers around 15m away from the shoreline. (PHOTO: Google StreetView screengrab)

SINGAPORE — A 14-year-old boy drowned on Saturday (22 August) while swimming in the waters off Changi Beach Park.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it received a call for water rescue assistance at about 3.30pm. Upon arriving at the location, SCDF officers found one person on the shore and no sign of the second person.

Divers from the Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) were deployed to perform an underwater search and the second person’s body was retrieved about 15m from the shore. He was pronounced dead at the scene, while the first person was conveyed to Changi General Hospital.

According to a TODAYonline report, the deceased is a 14-year-old boy who was part of a group of six teenager who had gone fishing and swimming at the beach. The first person was rescued prior to the SCDF officers’ arrival.

Police investigations into the matter are ongoing.

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