26-year-old man in Western District dies by drowning due to unhappiness from data loss on faulty computer

Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park

1st October 2023 – (Hong Kong) At approximately 11.58am today, a man plunged into the sea at the promenade of Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park in the Western District. Witnessing the distressing scene, a courageous passerby immediately leapt into the water to rescue him. Meanwhile, concerned citizens nearby threw lifebuoys into the sea. Despite their efforts, the individual went missing shortly after the incident.

Upon receiving the report, rescue personnel swiftly arrived at the scene, with marine firefighters dispatched for search and rescue operations. After an extensive search, the diver rescued a 26-year-old man surnamed Lam, who was unconscious. He was promptly transported by an ambulance to the Queen Mary Hospital for urgent medical attention. Tragically, despite the medical team’s best efforts, he could not be revived.

The parents of the victim were present at the scene, anxiously awaiting updates on their son’s condition. The Good Samaritan who bravely jumped into the sea sustained minor injuries to his hands and received initial medical treatment on-site. According to sources at the scene, the victim was employed as a clerk and had recently experienced data loss due to a malfunctioning computer. Despite attempts to repair it, the data could not be recovered, causing the victim to exhibit signs of distress. It is understood that the individual brought the computer to the location before jumping into the sea. No suicide note was found by the authorities present, and further investigation is required to determine the exact cause of the incident.

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