Mother and daughter hurt in fall down slope

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 15 May, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 15 May, 2010, 12:00am

A 58-year-old woman and her daughter - both with histories of mental illness - had to be rescued from a Chai Wan slope early yesterday after the mother fell 30 metres in an apparent suicide attempt and her daughter tried to save her.

Police said the older woman leapt down the slope in Lei Yue Mun Park after an argument with her 31-year-old daughter at about 3am.

Both suffered multiple injuries, and they were rescued more than three hours later after a security guard found their belongings, including clothing and a pair of shoes and called the police at about 6.15am.

'The mother was semi-conscious and her daughter was conscious, but both suffered multiple injuries,' a police spokeswoman said.

They were taken to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital where the mother was in serious condition last night and her daughter was stable. Police said the pair had been drinking beer in the park when they had an argument about a trivial matter and the mother jumped down the slope.