A teacher from a Sha Tin school has died while swimming in the Red Sea coastal resort city of Hurghada in Egypt. Fung Lai-ching (pictured), a chemistry and bible teacher for 23 years at Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School, was on 10-day Wing On tour with her husband and youngest son. The incident happened when she was swimming at a beach on Sunday. A Wing On spokeswoman said 16 members of the tour group were taking part in the swimming session. She said she had yet to study details of the incident and did not know whether Fung could swim. The weather was reported to have been normal. She said the agency hoped to return Fung's body in a day or two. Its staff in Egypt were assisting the woman's family. In a letter to school staff, pupils and alumni yesterday, head Cheng Cho-chak said: 'I have just received sad news. Our respected teacher Miss Fung Lai-ching has left us ...' The letter said Fung was married with two sons and that she had been adored by pupils, who regarded her as an amiable, cheerful and humorous teacher. A Facebook memorial page received hundreds of messages from Fung's pupils and colleagues.