An Assistant Officer I of Correctional Services Department was found unconscious inside the toilet of staff barrack in Hei Ling Chau at about 7pm yesterday (June 28).
Staff arrived at scene and rendered resuscitation to him. The medical officer and nursing staff on standby duty on the island also responded to provide assistance.
The officer was later conveyed to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital by helicopter and was certified dead by the medical officer of the A&E Department at 8.16pm.
The case was reported to the police for investigation.
Ends/Friday, June 29, 2012
Issued at HKT 00:55