Date
4 December 2016
Red arrow shows the spot where the tourist fell into the courtyard of King's College, about five meters below. Photo: Google Maps
Red arrow shows the spot where the tourist fell into the courtyard of King's College, about five meters below. Photo: Google Maps

Drunk tourist injured after falling into King’s College campus

A drunk British tourist was injured when he fell from a height into the campus of King’s College in Mid-Levels after celebrating Halloween with friends overnight.

The 30-year-old man fell from a two-foot-high roadside barrier after he lost his balance.

He ended up on the courtyard of the campus, about five meters below, headline Daily reports.

The Briton landed on a bed of plants which cushioned his fall, witnesses said.

As the school was closed, firemen had to break open a glass door to gain access to the grounds and rescue him.

The ordeal was over in 10 minutes and the man was taken to hospital where he received treatment for his injuries.

The man had been out drinking with friends to celebrate Halloween, according to investigators.

Established in 1879 and relocated to Pok Fu Lam Road in 1891, King’s College was declared as a monument by the Antiquities and Monuments Office in 2011.

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