Team Singapore athletes in the vicinity of the Swissotel the Stamford were in for a big shock on Wednesday when they saw a man crashing down to the ground in front of the hotel at about 1PM.
Some of the athletes, who are housed at the hotel for this month’s South East Asian (SEA) Games, were near the McDonalds and Starbucks outlets where the man landed.
The 33-year-old man was found dead at the foot of the hotel on Wednesday. Police and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) were alerted to the incident about 1.10PM. Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene.
Sprinter Calvin Kang did not see the incident, but spotted the gruesome aftermath when he looked out of the hotel. “We looked outside to see the aftermath of it. It wasn’t pretty,” he told the media.
Swimmer Dylan Koo, 16, was at the nearby Starbucks outlet with two female teammates when the body landed at the area just outside Introbar, one the restaurants on the ground floor.
However, the athletes said that they would not let the incident mar their performance at the games.