At 10:43 am today (27th), the police received a report that someone fell from a height while rock climbing in Cheung Chau and became unconscious.
On-site news said that the injured person was about 50 years old. He fell from a height of 6 meters while climbing the Five Elements Rock, and was unconscious for a while due to head injuries.
Government Flying Service helicopters arrived at the scene, rescued the injured and sent them to Eastern District Hospital for emergency treatment.
According to sources, the injured were employees of a nearby camp. The police classified the case as an industrial accident and are now investigating.
After investigation, the police said that the injured man, surnamed Chen, was a 53-year-old employee of a camp. At the time of the incident, he led a group of 8 people to Wuxingshi to participate in abseiling. He fell from a height of 6 meters and was injured. He was present at the scene People immediately called the police.
Abseiling, derived from the German "abseilen", "ab" means downstream and "seil" means rope.
A sport of rappelling down a natural rock face, it is also an activity that challenges guts, willpower, coordination and physical strength.
Participants start from the top of the rock and swim down the rope under the guidance of professional instructors.
According to the data, the Five Elements Stone is located on the edge of a cliff, close to Cheung Po Tsai Cave. It takes about 20 minutes to arrive from West Garden, passing through Baiji Bay. It is suitable for a relaxing trip for the whole family.
The Five Elements Stone is composed of five large stones, some of which are eroded by wind and rain, and holes appear in the stones. The largest one is located on the stone mountain, about 6 meters high, and it is not suitable for climbing.
Five Elements Rock is one of the scenic spots in Cheung Chau.
(Photo by Hong Kong Tourism Board)