A 63-year-old taxi passenger has died after jumping over the side of the Kap Shui Mun Bridge early this morning.
The cab was approaching the Lantau Link toll plaza at about 2am when the man called for the driver to stop, saying he felt sick, Apple Daily reported.
The car halted in the slow lane and the passenger, surnamed Man, exited the vehicle and climbed over the railing at the side of the road.
After the driver sounded the alarm, Marine Police and Fire Department found the unconscious body of the man in the water following a 45-minute search.
The man died shortly after being admitted to Yan Chai Hospital in Tsuen Wan.
According to the Apple Daily, the deceased had worked as a driver, but was a heavy drinker which caused arguments with his family.
Last night he went out alone after a family dinner. He did not leave a note, but send a text message to his grandson, saying “Grandpa won’t be with you anymore.”
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