Date
21 October 2018
A baby boy was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital over the weekend after he fell into in a landscape pond in a luxury housing complex in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photos: HKEJ, i-Cable News video
A baby boy was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital over the weekend after he fell into in a landscape pond in a luxury housing complex in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photos: HKEJ, i-Cable News video

Eight-month-old baby critical after falling into landscape pond

A baby boy is fighting for his life in a hospital after he fell into a landscape pond at a high-rise residential estate in Tsim Sha Tsui.

At around 8 pm Saturday, the boy, who is just eight months old, found himself slipping accidentally into a pond as his family was going to a club house within a luxury apartment complex located near Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station.

According to reports, the boy was in a baby walker and was accompanying his parents when he allegedly lost balance and fell into a shallow pond in the landscaped garden in The Masterpiece, a housing estate jointly developed by New World Development and the Urban Renewal Authority.

He was pulled out quickly but by then he was already unconscious.

The baby was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where doctors resuscitated him after emergency treatment. 

However, he is not out of danger yet, as he remains in critical condition in the hospital’s intensive care unit, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

The boy’s father is said to be a Frenchman aged 35, while his mother is a Chinese national a year older than her spouse.

Police have collected footage from CCTV cameras to understand how the baby ended up being in the pond.

The district investigation team of Yau Tsim Police District is in charge of the case, which has been listed, for now, as one of drowning of a person.

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