City Briefs

PUBLISHED : Monday, 29 January, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 29 January, 2007, 12:00am

30 rowers plucked from choppy waters

More than 30 contestants in a rowing competition had to be rescued when choppy waters whipped up by strong winds capsized their boats around Tai Shui Hang. Marine police rescued 17 of them, while the others were picked up by the race organiser. Five suffered minor injuries but did not need medical treatment.

Youngsters wounded in bottle attack

Three youngsters were wounded when a gang attacked them with bottles in Wong Tai Sin. Two youths, aged 14 and 17, and a 12-year-old girl had exchanged words with teenage girls in a store in Ching Tak Street. When they left the shop, a group of about seven men chased and attacked them with the bottles. They were treated for head injuries at hospital. Police are still looking for the attackers.

Missing sisters found sleeping on a bench

Two sisters were found in Kwun Tong after being reported missing since Friday night. The girls, aged 10 and 13, were found sleeping on a bench in Tsui Ping North Estate by security staff. They had left their east Kowloon home on Friday without telling their father. He said the girls often played truant and he refused to take them home. Police will transfer them to the Social Welfare Department.