Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor and Leung Chun-ying pay their last respects to firefighter Yau Siu-ming in 2017. Photo: Nora Tam
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Firefighter’s death a sobering warning

  • The tragedy of a firefighter’s death during a rescue in a country park highlights how the adventurous should be mindful of decisions that have the potential to put others at unnecessary risk

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Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor and Leung Chun-ying pay their last respects to firefighter Yau Siu-ming in 2017. Photo: Nora Tam
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Firefighter Yau Siu-ming died trying to rescue two stranded hikers in March 2017. Photo: Nora Tam

Coroner urges Hong Kong’s hikers not to go off beaten path after ruling firefighter’s death during night-time rescue an accident

  • Off-duty police officer Wun Cho-wing and girlfriend Lau So-man got into difficulty after ignoring warning signs on walk to Ma On Shan
  • Firefighter Yau Siu-ming died in operation hampered by poor weather and difficult conditions underfoot
Topic |   Hong Kong courts

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Firefighter Yau Siu-ming died trying to rescue two stranded hikers in March 2017. Photo: Nora Tam
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