22 Jun '11, 10am

Drowsy, confused, he drowned in shallow water

Drowsy, confused, he drowned in shallow water

At 1.78m, Mr Koh Koon Shian would have clearly been able to save himself after falling into the 1m-deep swimming pool of a house in Telok Kurau. But the 36-year-old pool maintenance worker drowned in an accident in October 2010. -- ST PHOTO: SIEW YAW HOONG AT 1.78m, Mr Koh Koon Shian would have clearly been able to save himself after falling into the 1m-deep swimming pool of a house in Telok Kurau. But the 36-year-old pool maintenance worker drowned in an accident in October 2010. At the Wednesday inquiry into the death, State Coroner Imran Abdul Hamid observed that the drugs found in the body could have affected Mr Koh's mental state. These substances, which included morphine, codeine as well as sedatives Nitrazepam and Promethazine, are known to cause drowsiness or confusion. These could also have resulted in Mr Koh not being able to get out of trouble after falling in t...

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