SINGAPORE: The “visible injuries” discovered on the body of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) full-time national serviceman (NSF), who had died after being found unconscious at the bottom of a fire station pump well, were sustained while he was in the well and during the rescue process, preliminary investigations show.
“The police are aware of media reports stating that there were visible injuries discovered on the late CPL Kok Yuen Chin,” said the police on Tuesday (May 15).
“Preliminary investigation findings from police as well as findings from the pathologist indicate that the injuries were sustained in the well and during the rescue process.”
CPL Kok died after being found unconscious at the bottom of a 12m-deep fire station pump well which was filled with water.
He had gone into the well as part of activities to celebrate his impending ORD.
Ms Helen Kok, CPL Kok’s aunt, was cited as saying in the Straits Times that her nephew’s body had signs of injury, including cuts on his face, in particular around his chin and cheeks.
The police urged members of the public not to speculate about the incident, and issued a reminder that investigations are ongoing.
“The findings will be made known in due course,” said the police.
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