In 2003, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department made a move to outsource the life-saving service in two of its public swimming pools, but it was scuttled by a strike by the lifeguards.
Beach-goers and swimmers can breathe a sigh of relief. Lifeguards agreed to a last-minute deal with the government for extra staff and called off a strike planned for tomorrow.
Lifeguards at Hong Kong's pools and beaches will go on strike on Sunday, to back their calls that a further 400 lifeguards be hired, their union announced yesterday.
A 15-year-old was saved from drowning in a swimming pool in Victoria Park in Causeway Bay. He was with two friends in the 3-metre to 3.5-metre deep area of the main pool at 11.30am when a...
A 59-year-old former University of Hong Kong lecturer is missing, feared drowned, after he ignored the red flags and big waves at Shek O Beach yesterday and went swimming. Rescuers were still...
Be careful if you are a male in your early 20s or close to this age and plan to join a boat trip, as most of the victims in a recent spate of drownings share these characteristics.
Hong Kong is not Australia, nor is it Hawaii, but it does, on occasion, have perfect conditions for surfing.
Union, department differ over accounts of lifeguards on duty
A 41-year-old widow drowned in the training pool at a public swimming complex yesterday, leading to conflicting accounts...
As typhoon Fengshen was sweeping up the coast in June, a group of youngsters was plunging into the waves at Shenzhen.