Twenty-four officers were presented with the Rescue Star Award 2013 of the Hong Kong Life Saving Society on May 24.
The award pays recognition to people who have displayed remarkable courage in saving life at sea. Commissioner Tsang Wai-hung presented the award on behalf of the Hong Kong Life Saving Society.
The officers are Hong Kong Island Region Sergeant (SGT) Chan Man-kin, Police Constables (PC) Mak Siu-fai, Yeung Lung Chuen, Luen Kai-chung, Lok Lai-man, Yeh Tsun-ying, Chiu Pit-yan, Yeung Hin-sin, Chan Yat-chun, Kwok Tsz-chun, Chow King-pong and Yuen Chun-yue; Kowloon West Region SGT Choi Kwok-leung, PCs Chau Chun-yip and Lau Ki-tim; New Territories North SGT Lee Ka-lun, PCs Suen Wai-man and Kan Ying-kin; Marine Region SGTs Chan Tsz-kin and Tsang Wai-chueng, and PCs Chan Yiu-chung, Fung Wai-leung, Tang Chun-yiu and Wan Kin-kei.
In addition, New Territories North Region PC Wong Wing-kin, Marine Region Station Sergeant So Wai-ming and PC Shek Chi-wai were presented with Life Saving Recommendation.
After the ceremony, SGT Tsang Wai-chueng recalled the rescue of a woman at sea on March 20 last year after the police received a report of someone falling into the harbour off Shau Kei Wan Typhoon Shelter. At that time, three police vessels rushed to the scene and found a woman afloat. SGT Tsang and a member of the public jumped into the harbour and pulled the woman onboard. It was a chilly day and SGT Tsang and his colleagues applied first aid before the woman was taken to hospital.