Last Monday the body of Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF), Corporal Kok Yuen Chin was found in the bottom of a training well used to hold firefighting water for training.
When the body was located and brought out of the pump well a paramedic “immediately” administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation and used an automated external defibrillator, SCDF said. CPL Kok was then taken by ambulance to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
SCDF said it appears the “mishap” arose as a result of activities which it has prohibited. Two SCDF regulars – a Staff Sergeant and a First Warrant Officer – were arrested on Monday as police conduct investigations
The police are conducting investigations on what had happened, including how CPL Kok fell into the pump well, and whether any person(s) are criminally responsible,” SCDF said.
“SCDF is saddened by his death and extends our deepest condolences to his family. We are providing all necessary assistance to the family during this difficult time,”
Image of Singapore Central Fire Station for illustration purposes.