Grandfather And Boy Swept Out To Sea During High Tide At East Coast Park
Plus a dramatic rescue by the SCDF officers.
A chill day at the beach almost went belly up for a boy and his grandfather when they drifted a little too far into the sea at East Coast Park. grandfather and boy swept out to sea
The pair had to be rescued by Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and the coast guard after they got stranded in the sea during high tide on March 15 at 6.20pm.
Rapper Yung Raja, who witnessed the incident, documented the dramatic rescue in a series of Instagram Stories.
Grandfather And Boy Swept Out To Sea
The clips showed the two victims clinging to a green pool tube, floating a distance from the coastline.
A boat belonging to the coast guard approached the pair before SCDF officers rescued them using a rescue line and lifebuoy, to a smattering of applause and cheers from the crowd that had gathered on the beach.
The boy had drifted away in the sea, prompting his grandfather to go after him. However, they both ended up stranded out at sea as the “currents were too strong”, the 24-year-old rapper, whose real name is Rajid Ahamed, recounted in one of his Stories.
Both SCDF and the coast guard were on the scene within “a couple of minutes” according to him.
In response to AsiaOne’s queries, SCDF confirmed that they were alerted to a water rescue incident at East Coast Park on Sunday evening and said that they rescued two persons from the sea.
The victims were assessed by paramedics and conveyed to the hospital.
AsiaOne has reached out to Yung Raja for comment.