Hong Kong hiker dies after being found unconscious at bottom of Tai Po waterfall

Police believe retiree, 56, may have slipped and fallen while trying to find spot to take photos

Published: SCMP, 20 Jan 2017
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A hiker died after being found unconscious at the bottom of a waterfall off Bride’s Pool Road in Tai Po on Thursday [January 19].

Emergency crews were called at about 4.30pm when the 56-year-old retiree surnamed Lung was found by another hiker.

Firefighters pulled him out of the water and sent him to Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital in Tai Po, where he was declared dead at 6.52pm.

Police believed he may have been trying to find a spot from which to take pictures but slipped and fell six metres into the pool below.

The Tuen Mun resident’s backpack and camera were found at the top of the waterfall, while his car was located nearby at Bride’s Pool Road.

Lung’s family has been contacted.

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