5 youths trapped on cliff for 19 hours

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    5 youths trapped on cliff for 19 hours

    source: sun

    translated by cici@AsianEU

     

    Liu Po-lam (left) and the two old classmates left after the rescue

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    Five young people challenging a difficult mountain were trapped on cliff for 19 hours. After conquering the second difficult peak in the New Territories, a mountain of Ma On Shan the day before, they strategically located a difficult terrain, The Hunch Backs, a mountain cliff of 70 degrees downhill to climb back to the ground, but ended up getting lost in a dense forest. Though rescue staffs found them, they could not get close to the young people trapped in the forest. The 5 young people prevented themselves from rolling off the slanted slope of the mountain by having their feet up against big trees, and they struggled under a cold weather of about ten degrees Celsius to yesterday morning. Finally, firefighters slided down from ropes on helicopter opening up 200 meters of dense forest to save the 5 young people from danger.

     

    All five rescued youths were 20-years-old, one of the them was Liu Po-lam, and the rest had surname Mok, Lo, Fung, Pang, and the five people were old classmates. Liu was once chair of a hiking club, and met with friends regularly to go on hiking trails.

     

    The day before on 8am yesterday morning, five people embarked from Ma On Shan Sai Xi Sha Road Zhangmutou, successfully climbed the second peak of the New Territories of Ma On Shan that was 702 meters above sea level. Returning in the afternoon, they proposed to challenge another more difficult mountain by climbing down The Hunch Backs, a mountain cliff at 70 degrees. The mountain was fully covered with crushed stone along the steep slopes, at mid-way, for about 400 meters away from the peak of the mountain, there was a dense forest at which they were trapped. Together with the sky getting dark, the 5 people at last called for police at six o'clock in the evening.

     

    Fire Services and the CAS started immediately with a search and rescue operation. Along the way to keep in touch with them in order to facilitate the use of thermal detectors to find and rescue the 5 youths. Rescue personnel taught the 5 youths constantly wavering trees, and rescue staffs also called the Government Flying Service helicopter flying over the scene to assist the search. Until the morning to four o'clock yesterday, through torch light, rescue staffs finally found the trapped youths 200 meters away. Due to difficult terrain at the scene, and the youths surrounded by a vertical cliff, there was no mountain road for rescue staffs to directly reach them, so the staffs were unable to carry out the rescue. At that time, the temperature was only about 10 degrees, in addition to console the youths by telephone, rescue staffs also guided them to find boulders for shelter. But, rescue staffs warned not to start a fire for heating because they feared it would cause a hill fire. In the steep hillsides, with their feet, young people supported themselves against trees to avoid falling off the cliff. Although they were exhausted, they did not dare go to sleep, but fortunately they brought enough food and water so they were not standing on hungry belly. Eight o'clock yesterday morning, rescue personnel re-organized the search and rescue work, carrying GPS and then determined the 5 youths location again, and finally around noon they saw the five youths. Shortly after 1 pm, the helicopter flew to The Hunch Backs suspending rescue personnel and firefighters in mid air with ropes landing on the slope and firefighters slashing 200 meters of dense forest rescuing the five young people away from danger. Then, the helicopter sent the 5 young people to the Sha Tin Fire Station in two batches. Since the 5 youths had no hypothermia and other symptoms, it was not necessary for the youths to be sent to hospital for medical treatment.

     


    Odd customer wounded another in Hong Kong Cafe

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    Odd customer wounded another in Hong Kong Cafe

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    An odd customer sitting in cafe for half an hour in Kwai Chung left his seat for bathroom, returned to see his seat being occupied that he furiously punched the person with fists wounding him, also wounding a police officer afterward. Police eventually contained this odd customer, and sent the police officer and injured customer to hospital.

     

    The arrested man's surname is Sin (46 years old). At nine o'clock yesterday morning, he visited a Hong Kong cafe in Kwong Fei Yuen, during which he left his seat to the bathroom, and another man surname Ng (49 years old) thought no one sitting in seat and took the seat. Sin came back asking in furious, "Why did you occupy my seat?", then immediately punched and wounded Ng. A plain-clothes police officer arrived at the scene to question Sin, but Sin attacked the police officer punching another again, so uniformed police officers rushed to contain Sin. When he was taken away, Sin was still talking to himself who appeared to have mental health problem.


    UFO in Hong Kong?

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    UFO in Hong Kong?

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    UFO appears in Hong Kong Island! Seven o'clock yesterday morning, reporters looking in the sky in Wan Chai found a flying object. The object dragging 2 light-emitting tails flew in slow pace to the east, and about one minute later, disappearing into the horizon. Fong Ho-cheung, in charge of Galaxia Research Agency said, if it was a meteor, the speed dropping from high to low and onto the ground would be fast, and he was not sure what was the object.


    Filipino maid punches aging employer because of resentment

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    Filipino maid punches aging employer because of resentment

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    A Filipino domestic helper suspected of hitting her aging employer. In a flat on Nga Ying Chau Street in Tsing Yi, at nine o'clock yesterday morning, the head of household, Ms. To (77 years old) instructed Filipino maid (22 years old) to sweep the floor, but the Filipino domestic helper only brush the garbage to one side.

     

    When To seeing how careless she works, To demands that the maid to immediately clean the trash. However, the maid resents To for being long-winded that she vents out in anger by punching and wounding To, who also breaks mop stick in half, bashing and breaking the telephone. At this time, To's daughter intervenes, but due to Filipino maid's strong built figure, the daughter worries that accident will happen so she immediately calls for police assistance; Police arrives at the scene arresting the Filipino domestic helper, and To with injured left hand is taken to hospital for treatment. The maid subsequently reports she's not feeling well and requires to be sent to hospital. The maid is suspected of wounding and 2 counts of criminal damage, and is being detained for these two crimes.


    A 5 feet 1 31 years old poses as a kid to trick 31 people for cellphones

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    A 5 feet 1 31 years old poses as a kid to trick 31 people for cellphones

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    "I lost my wallet, am afraid dad and mom will yell at me......" A 5 feet 1, 31 years old man who has 42 times similar deceiving case, is an unemployed Chinese. He poses as a kid to win sympathy from passers-by saying he lost his wallet and his parents will give him a hard time on streets, including outside of Hong Kong and Kowloon La Salle Primary School and other schools. One after another, he has borrowed cellphones or video games from 31 passers-by, to which he would claim to explaining to his parents that he uses the money to buy those goods. Once the guy got what he needs, he flees right away. All passers-by lose a total property of 64,000 dollars. The arrest of the unemployed man pleads guilty in the District Court and remanded in custody pending for trial.

     

    Standing about 5 feet 1 inch defendant Lee Wei-Hung, have thick brows, big eyes and a dark complexion, that appearance and voice are match his real age, but he can still swindle many passers-by with his height. He acknowledges to 31 charges of obtaining property by deception and one count of possession of a drug offense, to which the prosecution refers to an increase for similar offenses applying for additional sentence, and the judge will give his sentence next Wednesday.

     

    Crime happened on 2008, June 2 to September 26, the defendant had contacts with 31 persons aged between 12 to 21 years-old for 28 times. Each time, he falsely claimed that he accidentally lost his wallet or cash, that he "was afraid his parents would yell at him" asking victims to borrow items such as cellphones or video games to explain to the parents he had used lost money to buy those items in order not to be scolded; when well-wishers loan goods, the defendant told the victims to wait for his return, but the result was the defendant never came back.

     

    The court also pointed out that the defendant chose places where young people frequented such as the Tai Po Mega Mall and Adventure Theme Park, etc.; the defendant had also committed crime outside of the La Salle Primary School, Lutheran schools and God Tong Ming Yuan secondary school, while there were many times crime happened in the subway station or on the buses. Most of the victims were deceived of a cellphones or small amount of cash, while which several victims were cheated out of their PSP or Octopus card, and a total value of goods being cheated was 64,000 dollars.

     

    Until September 26 last year, police found defendant on Sai Yeung Choi Street in Mong Kok, so they arrested him and found 10 pills commonly known as "10 seeds" drugs in his possession. Defendant said after he spent all stolen goods through pawning the items.

     

    Case No.: DCCC 1170/08

     

    Update

    The youngest victim was 11 years old. According to the defense lawyer, defendant's mom left when defendant was 12 years old, and his dad died in 2007. His public housing was even taken back. At the same time he lost his ID card after released from jail in December, but he could not find a job so he had been homeless which caused him to commit crimes. Defendant was sentenced to 45 months


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