The body of the plumber who died trying to rescue two boys from a nullah was found off the Star Ferry Pier in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday. Lee Ying-kwong, 51, was washed away in the Quarry Bay nullah two days ago. Immigration officials pledged last night that mainland authorities would be asked to grant Lee's 18-year-old son, Kwok-hung, who is in Xinhui, Guangdong, early permission to come to the SAR. Widow Lee Yip Po-heung, 44, wept at Western public mortuary as she identified the body. She also has an 11-month-old son, Kwok-fai. Speaking at her Sha Tin home, the widow said she hoped Kwok-hung, who has waited three years for a one-way permit, would be allowed to come for his father's funeral and stay permanently to help her out. An Immigration Department spokesman said: 'In the special circumstances of this case, the Government is prepared to assist Mrs Lee to convey her request for the early admission of the son to the relevant mainland authorities for urgent consideration.' An emergency fund of about $20,000 has been released to the Lee family by the Social Welfare Department and more than $2 million has been raised for Mrs Lee by Commercial Radio. South China Morning Post readers yesterday also offered donations for Mrs Lee, with some raising money in their workplaces. Readers who want to help Mrs Lee can contact the Post on 2565 1135 or can deposit money in Hongkong Bank account 500-210-109-001 set up by Commercial Radio for the widow. Lee was swept away while trying to rescue Sze Kin-man, 12, from a nullah behind Mount Parker Lodge, Quarry Bay, on Tuesday. He had already saved the boy's brother Kin-keung, nine. Kin-man was in critical condition while Kin-keung was stable at Eastern Hospital last night.