Written by: Shao Peilin and Huang Weimin
Last update date: 2021-06-16 15:19
At 12:58 noon today (16th), the police received a report that a 60-year-old male swimmer was suddenly hit by a ship’s propeller while swimming in Deep Water Bay near Lihai Di’an Road and injured his head, hands and feet. bleed.
A witness to the boat owner said that the injured male was first rescued on a surfboard and then returned to the shore with the assistance of other boats.
The male injured was soberly sent to Mali Hospital by ambulance for treatment, and the police are investigating the case.
The Hong Kong and Kowloon Lifesaving Staff Association stated that at the time, Deep Water Bay lifeguards received help from citizens playing "stand-up boards", saying that a male swimmer was hit by a boat propeller in his hands and feet in the sea off Deep Water Bay, and the ship involved left without paying attention. .
After that, the lifeguards rushed to the scene to assist with lifting the bed and emergency supplies. With the help of other ships, the injured were transported to the shore. The injured were then handled by the ambulancemen and sent to the hospital for treatment.
The Hong Kong and Kowloon Life Saving Staff Association stated that citizens should try to avoid swimming outside safe swimming areas. As there are too many boats on the sea, accidents are prone to occur.
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