Chopper rescue on Lantau mountain

A rescue helicopter plucked a 64-year-old man off a mountainside at Kau Nga Ling after he fell more than 30 metres yesterday afternoon.

The man, surnamed Lam, was fortunate that his fall was blocked by a tree.

Because of fears that the helicopter downdraft could blow him off the steep slope, it took the Government Flying Service team nearly two hours to complete the rescue, HKET reported.

The man had head wounds and multiple bruises, but was conscious when rescued. He was flown to Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan.

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