Elderly woman rescued and hospitalised after drowning incident in Kornhill Apartment swimming pool

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23rd February 2024 – (Hong Kong) An elderly woman was rescued and rushed to the hospital after nearly drowning at a swimming pool in Kornhill Apartment on 2 Kornhill Road, Quarry Bay. The incident occurred at around 2.08pm today when a pool staff member alerted authorities about a female swimmer who appeared to be in distress.

Immediate action was taken by the on-site lifeguards who promptly rescued the victim and administered first aid while simultaneously alerting emergency services. The woman, identified as 77-year-old Fung, was found unconscious and subsequently transferred to the Eastern District Hospital for urgent medical attention. The exact cause of the incident remains unknown and is currently under investigation.