Foreign runner stricken during Lantau Peak trail race receives helicopter rescue

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2nd December 2023 – (Hong Kong) In a recent incident during the Lantau Peak race, a foreign participant fell ill and required immediate medical attention. At approximately 9.45am this morning, law enforcement officials received a report stating that the runner had experienced discomfort while passing near the summit of Lantau Peak. Rescue personnel promptly rushed to the scene, and government air service helicopters were summoned to provide assistance. The individual was airlifted to the Wan Chai Heliport and subsequently transferred to an ambulance for further medical treatment.

The exact nature of the runner’s condition and the specific details surrounding the incident have not been disclosed at this time. The response from rescue teams and the swift coordination involving the government’s aviation services highlight the priority placed on ensuring the safety and well-being of participants in outdoor sporting events.