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Two mid-summer drownings reported by Marine Police – and now a third

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Rock fishing can be much more dangerous than it looks, the Marine Police say

Two drownings have occurred in Sai Kung waters in July, Superintendent Justin Shave, Commander of the Marine Police East Division based at Tui Min Hoi, said.

On 7 July 7 at about 1:15 pm, a 59-year-old man fishing on rocks at the outer headland near Long Ke Wan was swept off by a wave. Friends raised the alarm and the police, firemen, Government Flying Services and Marine Department responded. His body was not found until two days later.

Such incidents are unfortunately common. The Marine Police have issued warnings about the dangers of rock fishing. See earlier SAI KUNG BUZZ report.

Justin said another drowning happened at Clearwater Bay second beach on 13 July. An elderly man’s body was found floating in the water.

UPDATE: And on Saturday it was reported in the SCMP that a 19-year-old man drowned after getting into trouble during a party boat trip off Sai Kung on Friday afternoon.

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