Writ follows drowning
THE family of an eight-year-old girl who drowned while learning to swim is suing the training centre and course organiser for negligence.
Chan Dip-yee drowned at the Chai Wan public pool on August 15, 1990. An inquest recorded a verdict of accidental death.
A writ filed with the Supreme Court names as defendants, Wong Chi-ming, trading as the International Swimming Training Centre, who supplied the coaches, the Christian and Missionary Alliance, which organised the course, and the pool operator, the Urban Council.