Climber airlifted to hospital after 8m fall on Lantau slope

A 66-year-old climber was airlifted from Lantau this afternoon after an eight-metre fall.

The man, surnamed Li, one of a party of 16, is believed to have lost his footing in climbing the challenging Tsing Lung Stream above San Shek Wan, Oriental Daily reported.

He was bleeding but conscious following the fall and was flown by Government Flying Service helicopter to the Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan.

The Tsing Lung climb takes about five hours and includes slopes of 70 to 90 degrees. A China Hong Kong Hiking Association expert told the paper the slope was is slippery and dangerous after rain and was not suitable for inexperienced climbers.

Photo: Lantau News file photo

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