Man dies after falling off mountain on a bad day for hikers

September 14, 2015 12:06
The victim is said to have fallen off Devil's Peak (inset, arrow). He was found in the water and airlifted to hospital where he died from his injuries hours later. Separately, a hiker was trapped on a cliff (circle) on the same mountain. Photos: CNSA

A 63-year-old hiker was killed after falling off Devil's Peak in Yau Tong.

The incident happened Sunday morning when the man, surnamed Lo, was hiking with a companion, surnamed Yip, 60.

Yip said he lost sight of Lo halfway through the trek from Sam Ka Tsuen in Lei Yue Mun to Tiu Keng Leng, according to Apple Daily.

Yip got another trail walker to help him look for Lo, a driver with two children.

They found him in the water off Devil's Peak where he presumably fell.

Lo was airlifted by helicopter to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital where he died from his injuries a few hours later. 

He suffered serious injuries to his head, right eye and left shoulder, doctors said.

Lo’s family said he might have picked a faster route in order to get back to work that morning.

Meanwhile, a 55-year-old man became stranded on a cliff in Ma Bui Tsuen near Sam Ka Tsuen during a wind storm.

The man, surnamed Tam, was later plucked unharmed by rescuers from the Government Flying Service.  

He required no medical treatment.

In a separate incident, a 20-year-old trail walker was seriously injured while hiking along the Double Dragon River on Lantau Island.

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