Written by: Deng Haixing and Chen Yongwu
Last update date: 2021-05-17 05:37
At nearly half past midnight on Monday (17th), a 20-year-old man was reportedly troubled by emotional problems and sat on the edge of the roof of Shek Kwong Building, Shek Lei Second Village, Kwai Chung. He then called the police to reveal his death.
Upon receiving the report, the police officers rushed to seal off Shili Street off the building, and notified negotiators to come and lobby; the firefighters opened their rescue cushions to guard.
At nearly 5 am, the victim was finally persuaded and returned to a safe place on his own. Later, accompanied by relatives and friends, he was sent to the hospital for examination.
Help website and hotline:
The Hong Kong Samaritan Association for the Prevention of Suicide Hotline: 23892222
Hospital Authority Mental Health Line: 24667350
Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Zhi Ruo Yuen Hotline: 18281
Samaritan Hotline: 28960000
Social Welfare Department Hotline: 23432255
Life Hotline: 23820000
Liminhui "Instant Communication": 35122626
Caritas Xiangqing Hotline: 18288
Attempt to jump off the building