POLICE, firemen and members of the Civil Aid Services (CAS) mountain rescue team carried an injured woman from the 700-metre Yi Tung Shan on Lantau Island and led 40 hikers who lost their way in dense fog to safety early this morning. The woman, Tse Yin-lei, 32, who was injured by a falling rock, was taken to Mui Wo for emergency treatment before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital by a Government Flying Service helicopter. Doctors at the hospital said early this morning that Ms Tse was admitted in fair condition. Her fellow hikers were led down the hill by search parties comprising 11 police officers, 13 firemen and 24 CAS mountain rescue team members. The hikers were trekking from Lin Fa Shan to Yi Tung Shan when Ms Tse was hit on the head by a falling rock at about 5.30 pm. The group, fearing further rock falls, decided not to proceed, but lost their way downhill in dense fog and failing light. They used a mobile telephone to seek police help. Rescue teams were formed and made their way up the hill to find the stranded hikers. It was reported that a team of firemen first located the hikers and that they too lost their way downhill due to the dense fog. Two CAS mountain rescue teams and a police search party later went uphill and found the stranded group, including the firemen. The rescue teams tried to get a helicopter to airlift Ms Tse to hospital but fog made flying impossible. They were told to carry Ms Tse downhill to the Nam Shan Country Park where a waiting ambulance would take her to Mui Wo where she could be airlifted to hospital.