Body washed ashore near Tong Fuk

Police are investigating a body found washed ashore between Tong Fuk and Shui Hau.

The body was discovered by a dragon boat team member near the Tong Fuk Temple at about 10am yesterday. The man is aged 50 to 60 years, about 160cm tall, and was clothed and wearing black socks, Sing Tao reported.

Police believe the body had been brought ashore after being in the water for possibly a week. It was already starting to decompose and some skin had begun to peel.

The body carried no identification. Police have arranged for a post-mortem to determine the cause of death and will check missing persons records.

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