A 30-year-old man killed himself by jumping off the Stonecutters’ Bridge in Kwai Chung in the early hours of Monday, police said.
He was the third person to die by jumping off a cross-harbour bridge in 11 days, and the sixth suicide on Stonecutters’ Bridge since it became operational more than six years ago, Apple Daily reported.
The man, surnamed Wong, stopped his car at the bridge, climbed the metal railings and dived into the sea, the newspaper said.
At around 4 a.m. Monday, four men and women who were chatting under the bridge heard a big thud and saw something falling into the sea.
They called the police after driving their car to the bridge and finding a car with no one inside.
Five police officers rushed to the scene, found the drowning man and pulled him ashore with the help of firemen.
He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
One of the police officers who tried to rescue Wong said he and his four colleagues had done their best to try to save the man’s life.
The five police officers had to receive treatment after sustaining cuts from corals and oyster shells along the shore during the rescue operation.
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