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Hong Kong man drowns during night dive off Po Toi island, in second such incident this year

A man died during a dive in Hong Kong's southern waters on Sunday night.

A friend found him unconscious shortly after he went into the water.

The diver was rushed back to shore at Blake Pier in Stanley.

The Hong Kong man, in his 40s, was taken to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan by ambulance but later certified dead despite attempts at emergency resuscitation, according to police. He was suspected to have drowned.

Police received a report at around 8pm about the incident which happened in the waters off Po Toi, Hong Kong's southernmost island.

It was the second death involving a night dive this year.

Last month, a 37-year-old Hong Kong man drowned during a night dive in the waters off Bate Head, or Tuen Tsui, in Sai Kung.

The man, in full dive gear, was found unconscious and floating in the water by one of his friends.

He was certified dead after he was taken to Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin.

This article originally appeared on the South China Morning Post (SCMP).

Copyright (c) 2019. South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved.

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