Police arrested a fisherman on suspicion of manslaughter on Sunday after a fellow fisherman fell into the harbour and died during a tussle in North Point.
Officer say the 66-year-old suspect and the 61-year-old victim got into a dispute that turned physical while fishing close to the ferry piers near North Point Estate Lane at about 3pm on Sunday.
Both men stumbled into the harbour and were initially able to swim to shore. However the dispute continued and both men ended up in the water once more.
The suspect was able to get himself out and went to the nearby Customs headquarters to seek help, saying that he didn’t know where the other man was.
Police and firefighters searched the area and found the missing man under the water at about 5pm. He was taken to Pamela Youde Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan, where he was declared dead shortly afterwards.
The case was initially classified as wounding, then murder before being reclassified as manslaughter.
The suspect suffered bleeding and bruising around his hands, feet and waist. He was also treated at Eastern Hospital and was detained by the police for inquiries.
Last updated: 2023-08-20 HKT 23:43