An illegal immigrant who cannot swim was rescued after diving into the sea to evade capture by a Lamma Island resident whose home he tried to burgle in Pak Kok Village. The man was arrested and taken to Queen Mary Hospital.
Lamma Island, the third largest island in Hong Kong with a land area of about 14 square km, is situated 3 km off the southwest coast of Hong Kong Island. It is home to a highly diverse population of about 6,000 people, many of them of Western origins. There are regular ferry services between Lamma and Hong Kong Island.