The body of a missing hiker was found hanging in Lion Rock Country Park this morning, according to police, following a search and rescue effort that began yesterday. Tong Choi-fung, a 53-year-old widow, left her home in nearby Ching Yi House in Tsz Ching Estate at 7.50am on Saturday, telling her son she was heading to Sha Tin Pass. The son, who is in his 20s, called the authorities at about 9.30pm on Saturday after several failed attempts to contact her. Her body was found at 10.30am this morning along the hiking trails of Lion Rock, police said. On Sunday morning, rescuers from the Fire Services Department, Civil Aid Service and the police set up a search command post at the Lion Pavilion on Sha Tin Pass Road. They combed several areas of the country park on different routes, including Kwun Yam Shan Tsuen and Shap Yi Wat. Fifteen members of the Hong Kong Emerald Hiking Team, of which Tong was a member, also launched their own search along five possible routes that Tong had been familiar with. Her son said: "My mum would usually leave a note before going for a hike, and she would tell me to have lunch by myself if she did not show up by noon. But she had not returned by 8pm and did not make a call or send a WhatsApp message. This has never happened before."