Man drowns during morning swim

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 04 August, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 04 August, 2010, 12:00am

A 56-year-old man drowned while swimming in Tai Po yesterday morning. The man disappeared after crying for help at about 8am at Green Cove beach where he had been swimming with his 50-year-old wife. Divers found the man 100 metres out to sea two hours later. He was airlifted to Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital, where he was declared dead shortly after arrival.