HONG KONG, Aug 14: A Nepali national and his six-year-old son have lost their lives after drowning in the sea off the coast of Chun Mun in Hong Kong.
Chandra Gurung, originally from Nalma VDC of Lamjung district, and his son Bibek drowned to death on Sunday.
It is believed that Chandra, 36, drowned when he started desperately searching for his son who went missing while swimming in the Chun Mun Butterfly Coast.
The Hong Kong police found Chandra´s dead body Sunday evening. Bibek´s body was recovered only on Monday morning.
“We wonder how the lifeguards could not see them drowning,” said Satya Ghale, of Lamjung Society in Hong Kong. “But, it´s too early to reach a conclusion before we see the police report.”
Chandra, who was employed by ISS company of Hong Kong as a security guard, had gone to Chun Mun with his son to a picnic organized by his colleagues. Though he didn´t know how to swim, he must have jumped into the water after his son went missing in the sea, said Ghale.
Chandra and his son´s dead bodies will be sent to Nepal after postmortem.