A boy, 13, drowned in a Civil Aid Service swimming pool while a supervisor was busy rescuing another young swimmer, an inquest heard yesterday. Hon Ka-kit, a Form One student at Yan Chai Hospital Wong Wah San Secondary School in Tseung Kwan O, drowned in the swimming pool at the Civil Aid Service's Yuen Tun Camp in Tsuen Wan on May 22 this year. He had been attending a training camp co-organised by the service and the Education Department. A five-member jury returned a verdict of accidental death. Coroner Michael Chan Pik-kiu heard that schoolgirl Yau Kit-yee, one of 20 students in the pool, was the first to get into difficulty and was saved by Civil Aid Service captain Li Bing-lam. But after Mr Li saved the girl, he found he had lost his glasses and that the students were in a state of panic. Schoolboy Chan Wing-chung, who was a strong swimmer, jumped into the pool to retrieve Mr Li's glasses, but saw Ka-kit's body sinking to the bottom of the deep end of the pool, the court heard. In handing down its verdict yesterday, the jury recommended the Civil Aid Service should set out measures to avoid confusion when dealing with emergencies. They also recommended there should be strict procedures for checking and ensuring the maintenance of the swimming pool.