Man Qingshuiwan Green Egg Island was struck by lightning and sent to hospital by helicopter and died in Xindong with nearly 2,000 lightning flashes in one hour | Position report

The weather in Hong Kong today (16th) was unstable in many districts. Among them, there was hail and heavy rain in Tseung Kwan O. A man was struck by lightning in the sea near Green Egg Island in Clear Water Bay at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. He was sent to Eastern Hospital by helicopter for rescue. Died. According to the Observatory, there were as many as 1,955 cloud-to-ground lightning between 1pm and 2pm at that time.

According to the police, the Marine Eastern District received a report at 2 pm today that a citizen found a man suspected of being struck by lightning in the sea near Green Egg Island in Clear Water Bay. The deceased was a 45-year-old man surnamed Huang.

The firefighter arrived at the scene at 2:24 pm and dispatched 3 fire trucks, 1 fire boat and 1 ambulance. After arriving at the scene, CPR was performed for the injured immediately. After that, the flight service team sent the man to the Eastern District Hospital for rescue, which was finally confirmed Died.

Business stationIt is reported that this morning the deceased and his wife climbed a canoe to Green Egg Island at Sheung Si Bay in Saigon. The weather deteriorated at about 11 a.m. and heavy rain fell. Two people went ashore to take shelter in Green Egg Island. A boat passed by during the period. The deceased thought it was towards them. For help, he was struck by lightning while swimming towards the boat.

Two other cases of canoeing outside Green Egg Island call the police for help

In addition, the police also received two reports asking for help about kayaking outside Green Egg Island in Clear Water Bay. Among them, at about 12:43 pm, several women encountered big waves while kayaking, so they called the police for help and no one was injured. The other case occurred at about 2:46 pm when someone was playing canoeing and called the police for help.

Xindong has nearly 2,000 lightning strikes in one hour

Checking the website of the Observatory, cloud-to-ground lightning began at 11 am today in the East of the New Territories. Among them, there were 441 lightning strikes within an hour at 12 noon, peaking from 1 am to 2 pm, and as many as 1955 lightning strikes across Hong Kong. There were more than 4480 lightning strikes between clouds, and the lightning continued until 5 o’clock in the afternoon.


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