A Filipina domestic helper in Hong Kong reportedly passed away following a drowning incident in a beach in TuenMun.
A victim was identified as Jenny L. The Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) allegedly drowned at Buterfly Beach near Castle Peak Road in TuenMun. The incident happened last July 1, which was proclaimed a public holiday to commemorate the turnover of HK to China.
“We consider this as a case of ‘body found,” says a police spokesperson. According to the police, the initial investigation indicates that there is nothing suspicious of the passing of Jenny. However, an autopsy will also be conducted to verify the cause of her demise.
Around 3:37 in the afternoon, the incident was reported to the police and they immediately went to the beach for investigation. They found the victim’s belongings as well as eye witnesses.
According to the witnesses, who are also Filipino workers, they noticed that the things of Jenny were left unattended for quite a while prompting them to call the lifeguards.
The Government Flying Service sent a helicopter to search the area but Jenny is nowhere to be found. At first, they thought that Jenny was just sleeping in the toilet, drunk, but it was later revealed that the woman is not Jenny.
Around 8 p.m. the remains of Jenny was found floating in the water.
“The body was located at sea near the shark prevention net,” says the police.
Jenny was unconscious when she was rushed to the hospital and was later declared expired by doctors. Jenny arrived in Hong Kong just three months ago.
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Posted by PTV on Wednesday, July 3, 2019