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Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022

Three hikers injured in Ma On Shan, Tseung Kwan O

A woman has been sent to hospital with head injuries after she fell from a 50-meter cliff on Shek Nga Shan in Ma On Shan Country Park on Sunday.

Police received a report at 1.32 pm Sunday that a hiker had fallen off a cliff. The victim was found with head injuries, and was conscious when sent to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital for treatment.

Shek Nga Shan is a 540 meter high hill located in Ma On Shan Country Park. According to map database and review app Alltrails, the trail is a partially paved, “moderately challenging” route.

Around three hours later at 4.40pm, a man surnamed Tam and a woman surnamed Lam, both 70, fell into a waterfall while hiking at Little Hawaii Falls in Tseung Kwan O. Tam suffered injuries to the eyes and elbows, while Lam, his wife, suffered injuries to the eyes and legs.

Tam was sent to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital via helicopter, while Lam was sent to United Christian Hospital for treatment.

The city has seen an uptick in hiking-related accidents in recent years, as Hongkongers flocked to the outdoors amid the coronavirus epidemic and social distancing regulations.

Earlier this year in January, a 64-year-old died after passing out while hiking on Ling Wui Shan in southern Lantau. A 63-year-old hiker died on the same day on the Wilson Trail in Stanley.


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