Teenagers Rescued from Ledge at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital


Two teenage girls, aged 14 and 16, were apprehended after they were found sitting on the ledge of a parapet at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital on May 13.

The incident occurred around 9.20pm when the police received a call for assistance at 100 Bukit Timah Road. Officers from the Crisis Negotiation Unit and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded to the scene.

A video shared by to Stomp by a witness showed the two girls with one leg each over the ledge, swinging their legs. The authorities were quick to react and managed to bring the teenagers down to safety without any reported injuries.

Both teenagers were subsequently apprehended under Section 7 of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act for their own safety and well-being.

A spokesperson for the SCDF mentioned that they received a call for assistance around 9.25pm and deployed a safety life pack as a precautionary measure.

Stomper, who witnessed the incident, praised the authorities for their swift response in ensuring the safety of the teenagers.


This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of mental health awareness and the need for support and intervention for individuals facing challenges.

Mental well-beingInstitute of Mental Health’s Mental Health Helpline: 6389-2222 (24 hours)

Samaritans of Singapore: 1767 (24 hours)/ 9151-1767 (24-hour CareText via WhatsApp)

Singapore Association for Mental Health: 1800-283-7019

Silver Ribbon Singapore: 6386-1928

Tinkle Friend: 1800-274-4788

Chat, Centre of Excellence for Youth Mental Health: 6493-6500/1

Women’s Helpline (Aware): 1800-777-5555 (weekdays, 10am to 6pm)

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