Possibly suffered a stroke – this is the theory of police officers over the passing of a Filipino domestic helper in Hong Kong.

Edgar, aged 46, drowned while he was windsurfing at Victoria Harbour. Initially, you’d think that it was simply an unfortunate accident. However, as investigation rolls out, the theory that the Filipino might have suffered a stroke surfaced. This could be the cause of her fall from the boat.

The incident took place in Ngau Tau Kok around 3:45 on the evening of Nov. 27. According to the police, the OFW fell to the sea while windsurfing with a Hong Kong national identified only as Wein, 48-years-old.

Wein and another man identified as Yim tried to help the Filipino to no avail. He was already unconscious when the two pulled him out of the water.

Edgar was rushed to Ruttonjee Hospital in Wanchai and was declared expired at around 4:55 pm. This couldn’t be an ordinary drowning incident according to Welfare Officer Marivic C. Clarin. Stroke is seen as the cause of his fall despite the efforts of other people to help and resuscitate him.

An examination to determine the cause of his passing has already been done but results will not be available until three months.

The family of Edgar is already preparing for the repatriation of his remains.


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