143 hikers rescued in 9 months The Civil Aid Service rescued 143 hikers in the first nine months of the year. Twenty-one were on their own; 19 of them men. 'Many men are overconfident and overestimate their ability,' said James Ho Wai-shek, the service's tactical force commander, at the Mountaineering Safety Promotion Day 2010. Groups showed off new equipment, including a HK$880,000 cross-country rescue vehicle. Man falls from second-floor flat A 62-year-old man fell from his flat on the second floor when he was drying his clothes in Wong Tung House on the Tung Tau Estate in Wong Tai Sin. He suffered a broken leg and an eye injury. League seeks activist's freedom Members of the League of Social Democrats in nine cars staged a protest calling for the release of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo. They travelled from Tai Wai to the central government's liaison office in Western. Guard's ear bitten in pub A New Zealander, 51, was arrested after he bit the ear of a 45-year-old security guard in a pub in Shelter Street, Hong Kong Island, late on Saturday. The guard went to the pub after a complaint that the man was disturbing customers. Ten sought for assaulting boys Police are looking for 10 men in their 20s who wore black outfits and surrounded and assaulted two boys, 14 and 16, in Shum Mong Road, Mong Kok. Elsewhere, three men in their 20s were assaulted by two men outside Ting Tai House on On Ting Estate, Tuen Mun. Driver held after crash A van driver, 32, was arrested for drink-driving when he crashed into barriers in Castle Peak Road.