LCSD highly concerned about tree collapse accident causing injury to swimmer at South Bay Beach

     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) is highly concerned about a tree collapse accident that happened around 4.36pm this afternoon (July 16), while Strong Wind Signal No. 3 was in force, at South Bay Beach in Southern District, Hong Kong Island. During the accident, a 43-year-old female swimmer was injured. She was sent to Queen Mary Hospital by ambulance in conscious state.

     The LCSD is highly concerned about the accident and extends sympathies to the injured swimmer. The tree concerned was managed by the LCSD. After the incident, the LCSD has cordoned off the subject area and informed the Tree Management Office of the Development Bureau in accordance with the reporting mechanism.

     The LCSD will conduct a thorough inspection on other trees inside the South Bay Beach area so as to ensure public safety.

Ends/Sunday, July 16, 2023
Issued at HKT 20:06