One body found in sunken boat, two missing

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 20 October, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 20 October, 2007, 12:00am

The body of a woman, one of three people missing after a sampan sank off Lantau on Thursday, was found in the boat on the seabed yesterday. The search for another woman and man was continuing last night, the Marine Department said. The body was discovered at 5.30pm after a hydrographic survey boat located the sunken sampan. Police were trying to establish the woman's identity last night. Three men also on the sampan, which sank on the way from Tong Fuk on Lantau to Siu A Chau, were rescued by passing fishermen. Police arrested the boat owner for endangering the safety of others at sea. He has been released on bail.