Hiker dies after 15m Lantau canyon fall

A man died and a woman was seriously injured after falling 15m on the Wong Lung Hang Stream in north Lantau yesterday.

The 48-year-old man was unconscious when he was airlifted to Pamela Youde Nethersole Hospital at Chai Wan but was pronounced dead at 3pm.

The man, surnamed Luk, and the 41-year-old woman, named Tsim, had been part of a party of seven or eight people planning to hike the popular but challenging trail, Apple Daily reported.

The accident took place at around 1:30pm., when Luk slipped and collided with Tsim, causing both to fall.

Tsim was also airlifted to hospital with head and facial injuries.

It is the fourth accidental death on Lantau this year and the second hiker fatality. A 64-year-old woman died near the Tsing Lung Hang stream below Sunset Peak in April.

(Photo: Government Flying Service)

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