‘Our hearts are broken’: Hong Kong-born student drowns in United States

Yau Kung-shing found dead after trip to national forest in Oregon

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 27 May, 2017, 1:41pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 27 May, 2017, 1:41pm

A man from Hong Kong who had been studying in the United States has drowned in Oregon.

According to Associated Press, Yau Kung-shing, 25, was out with friends on Monday at Three Pools, a popular swimming spot in a national forest.

When the group dove into the water, Yau never resurfaced.

Kayakers found a body two days later, and it was identified as Yau’s.

Yau was a student at Linn-Benton Community College and had studied in the United States for the past seven years.

Yau’s friends wrote on social media about his death, saying: “Our hearts are broken today, we lost an amazing soul. We love you Buddy, and we will always remember you...”

The Hong Kong Immigration Department said it had contacted Yau’s family and offered help.