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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. 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 ...

  3. Peak residents put stop to road barrier

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... would help prevent vehicles from going over the cliff if drivers lost control, it said. The Old Peak Road is steps away from hiking trails, and many nature lovers view road improvement projects ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. City Digest

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Divers search for hiker hit by flash flood Divers from the Fire Services Department were searching for a hiker who was washed away by a flash flood in the Ping Nam stream in Luk Keng, Sha Tau Kok, at about 2.20pm yesterday after heavy rain lashed the area. The man, in his 50s, had been hiking along the stream with four friends. Separately, divers from the department were ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. 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 ...




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