An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) drowned in Hong Kong while sailing with his employer.

According to reports from the Police Public Relations Bureau, the 48-year-old man fell from a “sailboat” while sailing at Victoria Harbour just one kilometer from Ngau Tau Kok, Hong Kong.

The Philippine Consulate General (PCG) chose to withhold his name said that the domestic worker from Pampanga was merely sailing with his employer as well as his employer’s son when the incident happened just around 3:45 in the afternoon.

The three were sailing from the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club situated in Causeway Bay to Kai Tak Cruise Terminal situated in Kowloon.

“They were sailing when (the OFW) fell to the sea. (One of his two male companions) tried to save him. A passing sailboat eventually took them out of the water,” authorities said. “The (Filipino) was unconscious when he was brought to the Ruttonjee Hospital and was declared dead on arrival at 4:52 p.m.”

As per the initial investigation of the police, there was no foul play over the incident and nothing suspicious was involved. However, to be sure of it, an autopsy will be conducted.

It’s sad news to his son whom he prepared a birthday party the day of his demise.

“(His loved ones and the party guests) were waiting for him to come back from the sailing trip when they learned of the tragic news,” the police added.

The child of the OFW was born in Hong with his live-in partner and they are living in his employer’s house.


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