A Mainlander in his 60s died after a boat crash in the waters near Lung Kwu Chau in Tuen Mun on Wednesday night.
A speedboat collided into a wooden boat, which was carrying two Mainlanders around 10pm Wednesday. The two men, aged 54 and around 60, fell into the sea after the incident.
Marine police spotted boxes floating and heard one man crying for help during a patrol. Together with firemen and staff from the Government Flying Service, they rescued the two and rushed them to Tuen Mun Hospital.
One was conscious while the other was not. A man was certified dead in hospital shortly after.
Initial investigation suggested that the two entered Hong Kong waters illegally on a wooden boat which carried goods. The men and the goods fell into the sea after the crash.
The man surnamed Wong who survived the crash was arrested for endangering the safety of others at sea and illegal immigration. The case is now handled by marine police regional crime squad.