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Man drowns in night dive in Tung Ping Chau
A 47-year-old man drowned while diving at Tung Ping Chau last night. He was suspected to have been “hookah diving” at the time of the accident.
Police received a report that the a man had gone missing in the sea off Tung Ping Chau Pier at 10.53pm last night. He was later rescued by a friend. The man was sent to the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital by helicopter while unconscious at midnight and was confirmed dead at the hospital.
After a preliminary investigation, it is believed that he drowned while diving. The cause of death will be determined after an autopsy.
It was understood that the man rented a boat for hookah diving in Tung Ping Chau with three friends, during which he went missing.
Hookah diving, known as snuba diving, consists of a battery or gas-powered air compressor that delivers air through a long hose called a down-line to the diver under water. It is considered an alternative somewhere in between snorkeling and scuba diving.