On the evening of July 6, while officers of Marine Police Training School and Small Boat Division were conducting training at the sea south of Hong Kong Island, they received a report that a person had fallen into the sea off Chung Hum Kok. The man had fallen overboard from a jet ski due to rough sea conditions and was reported missing. The officers immediately proceeded to the scene by a speedboat and launched a sea rescue.
As it was approaching nighttime, darkness made the search a lot more difficult, so the officers raced against time to search for the missing person. While they were searching near Round Island, they noticed a person was drifting at sea, so they swiftly rescued him on board and confirmed that he was the reported missing man. Since the man had been drifting at sea for more than half an hour, he was in a state of exhaustion. Officers kept the man warm, applied first aid to him and provided him with water. He was then conveyed to the Marine Police Aberdeen Base in a stable condition.
The man later wrote a complimentary letter to the Force and praised the officers for their professionalism. This case demonstrated the Force’s dedication to ensuring sea safety and the officers were very honoured to have saved a life.