Woman rescued from Victoria Harbour

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Emergency personnel rescued a 28-year-old woman from Victoria Harbour early Thursday morning.

Police received a report shortly after 5am after several passersby spotted her floating in the water 7 meters from the shore, according to Sing Tao Daily. An emergency unit officer, surnamed Lee, was one of the first to arrive on the scene, and jumped into the water to aid her.

Other emergency personnel, deployed by fireboat, pulled the woman, who was conscious, out of the water, and transported her to Queen Mary Hospital for treatment.

“We’re very lucky,” Li later told Apple Daily. “The rescue makes me very happy.”

After further investigation, authorities classified her case as a suicide attempt. Police said she had been drinking around Central Ferry Pier No. 3.

They found her backpack, clothing and other belongings near the pier.

If you or someone you know needs help, please call 

● 24-hour hotline at Suicide Prevention Services: +852 2382 0000

● 24-hour hotline at Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong: +852 2389 2222

● 24-hour multilingual hotline at Samaritans: +852 2896 0000

● Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care: +852 2868 1211

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