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  1. Helicopter rescues hiker after 10-metre plunge into stream

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... into a stream at a popular hiking spot near Sha Tau Kok where two other serious accidents have occurred in recent years. The 54-year-old man was hiking with seven others near Nam Chung and Luk Keng ... Mountaineering Training Centre, Liu Ka-wah, said many people preferred hiking along streams during summer, as they were shaded and cooler. 'There are trees and water running along the streams ...

  2. Medic in coma after hiking fall

    Posted Aug 27th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan A senior officer with the Auxiliary Medical Service was fighting for her life last night after a hiking accident during a leadership training exercise in Sai Kung. The 52-year-old victim, identified only by her surname Chow, and five colleagues were observers for five trainee leaders on the trip. Four experienced hiking trainers were also present. Service senior ...

  3. Wage hike

    Posted Jun 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Civil servants have been offered pay rises of nearly five per cent, despite opposition from the private sector. Do you agree with the Employers' Federation that any increase would be catastrophic? Write to us. ...

  4. Missing elderly man found alive

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.40pm: An elderly Hong Kong man who was reported missing during a hiking trek in a country park on Monday, has been found, news reports on Tuesday said. Local ... left his home for a hike alone on Monday morning, but had failed to return, local radio reported. Further details were not available on Tuesday afternoon. Most search and rescue experts ...

  5. City Briefs

    Posted May 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Seven led to safety from slope in country park Three boys and four girls, aged 16 to 21, had to be led to safety by firemen while out hiking in Aberdeen Country Park on Hong Kong Island. The group were forced to ask fellow hikers to help them call the emergency services after becoming trapped along a steep slope. None of them were hurt. ...

  6. Two hikers die in flash flood

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stream Explorers Hiking Club, was higher up the stream with a group of 30 hikers at the time. 'There was a flash flood after the downpour,' he said. 'The heavy deluge lasted for about half an hour. We had to leave the stream.' He said people hiking in or near a stream should stay alert to the chance of flash flooding after heavy rain. Wong, a graduate ...

  7. Hiker dies after slipping into sea

    Posted Jul 31st 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... victim fell from a height of 13 metres when hiking... on the island,' a police spokesman said. Firefighters and marine police were called to the scene, and a Government Flying Services ... with the Hong Kong Mountaineering Training Centre, said it was dangerous to hike on the island as it was not a popular spot and finding emergency help could be difficult. He also warned ...

  8. An exercise in misguided logic

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Taking to Hong Kong's hiking trails is as much about being at one with nature as exercise. They are a pleasant, and for some people necessary, break from city life and all its noise ... Kong's trails. Concrete and steel are no insurance policy against mishaps. Common sense guides people when hiking, just as it does in taking to our narrow footpaths, navigating crowded shopping ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the head by a falling stone while hiking in Ma On Shan was flown by helicopter to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital. A woman, 61, who fell ill while hiking near Quarry Gap was also flown ...

  10. Father drowns, four struck by lightning during storm

    Posted Aug 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung A father drowned in a mountain creek while hiking with his wife and son in the Tsuen Wan countryside as storms swept through the city yesterday afternoon. Also during the thunderstorm, four men survived being struck by lightning while working outside an aeroplane maintenance depot. The fatal accident took place at 2pm as the family of three were hiking along the Tai ...




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