Tagged: Accidents

Woman dies after 15m Lantau Peak fall

A 42-year-old woman has died after a 15-metre fall on Lantau Peak on Saturday afternoon.

The woman, surnmed Sze, sustained multiple injuries after losing her footing while climbing the hazardous North Heaven’s Gate section at around 2pm.

She was evacuated out by the Government Flying Service to Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan, but medical staff were unable to revive her.

She was one of a party of 16, including her boyfriend and ten children, Apple Daily reported.

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.