Second body found in Jurong Lake
A man in his 70s was found dead in Jurong Lake yesterday.
The body, which was found at Jurong Lake Park near Yuan Ching Road, is the second one found in the Jurong area this month.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force was alerted around 2.10pm and sent a fire engine and an ambulance.
The body was close to the bank of the lake, and the SCDF team pulled it out of the water manually. Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene.
DEATH: Police cordon off the area where the body was found. TNP PHOTO: PHYLLIS LEE
The police are investigating the unnatural death.
Mr Muhamad Halin, a security officer in his late 30s, called The New Paper's hotline when he saw police cars and an ambulance near the lake on his way home.
When TNP reached the scene at 3.15pm, a police tent had been set up to cover the body.
The area, near Lakeside MRT station and Yuan Ching Secondary School, was quiet, with only a few curious passers-by and cyclists stopping to take a look.
A resident of a condominium near Jurong Lake, who wanted to be known only as Madam Monika, 35, told TNP: "This is a nice neighbourhood. It (the body found) is not scary, just strange and curious."
The freelance writer added that she may avoid the lake area for a few days.
A cleaner working at a nearby housing estate, who declined to be named, said he was not shocked as there had been another body found in the vicinity recently.
Three weeks ago, the Chinese Garden, which sits across the lake from Jurong Lake Park, closed after the decomposed body of a 42-year-old woman was found floating near it.