Corrections & clarifications

In relation to the report 'Death of diver an accident: coroner' on C1 yesterday, we wish to clarify that the coroner ruled Bjorn Lohse was hit by a high-powered inflatable dinghy driven by Mark Simpson when he resurfaced from a dive.

Friday, 22 June, 2007, 12:00am

Speedboat not cause of injuries, inquest told

Head injuries on a diver who drowned in Sai Kung last year could not have been inflicted by the speedboat suspected of hitting him while he was under the water, a government pathologist told an inquest yesterday.

24 May 2007 - 12:00am

Owner denies dinghy hit diver, marker buoy

The driver of an inflatable dinghy told an inquest yesterday the boat had not struck a diver's marker buoy in a Sai Kung bay or the diver who placed the buoy to show his position.

23 May 2007 - 12:00am

Dinghy driver horrified, widow tells inquest

The wife of an avid diver who died while diving off Sai Kung last year told a coroner's court yesterday she had heard the driver of a high-powered dinghy shout he had hit something in the water just as her husband was due to resurface.

22 May 2007 - 12:00am

Widow pours love into her garden

A photo of Bjorn Lohse's tanned face smiles out from beside the bottles of gin, whiskey and vodka at Le Jardin, the open-air bar tucked away at the end of a Lan Kwai Fong alley. Beside it is a simple brass plaque that reads: 'In memory of Bjorn, 1955-2006'.

7 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Controls urged on high-speed dinghies

Residents plan petition, but one operator says some are exploiting a diver's death to spread misinformation

Residents in an exclusive bay where a diver died after being struck by a passing vessel plan to raise a petition calling for speed limits and restrictions on the use of Zapcat high-speed dinghies.

30 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Police probe death of diver off Sai Kung

Friends suspect wealthy bar owner might have been hit by a leisure vessel in a busy bay

Police have launched an investigation into the death of a diver found unconscious with head injuries in a bay popular with fans of high-speed water sports.

23 Apr 2006 - 12:00am