Australian man collapses and dies while canoeing near St. Stephen’s Beach

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St. Stephen's Beach

3rd June 2023 – (Hong Kong) In a tragic incident, a 50-year-old Australian man was found unconscious while canoeing near St. Stephen’s Beach in Stanley. The man had been paddling his canoe about 3 kilometres offshore when he suddenly collapsed and lost consciousness. His companions immediately brought him back to shore, where he was rushed to the Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan.

Despite the best efforts of medical staff, the man was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. The exact cause of death has yet to be determined and will be confirmed after an autopsy.