Street sleepers succeeded in saving a 65-year-old woman who jumped into the sea off Kwun Tong pier about 5 a.m. Friday.
A street sleeper in his sixties, surnamed Ng, hauled the drowning woman with a net and rope, and several others helped to pull her in, hk01.com reports.
Ng performed cardiac massage before the woman was taken by ambulance to hospital by emergency responders.
Ng said he saw the woman sitting at the pier around midnight. “I approached her and she seemed depressed, then I heard a strange noise early in the morning,” he said.
When he checked, Ng found the woman struggling in the water.
Ng was a member of St. John Ambulance service, where he learned emergency life saving measures, according to Apple Daily.
He said he worked as a crane operator and served time in jail.
Ng has been sleeping at the pier for about a year because he could not get along with his family since his release from prison.
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