Manslaughter in North Point


     Police are investigating a manslaughter case happened in North Point this afternoon (August 20), in which a 61-year-old man died.
     At 3.14pm today, Police received a report from a 66-year-old man that he disputed with the 61-year-old man at a pier near North Point Estate Lane. Both men once fell into sea and swam to the seashore. Then they disputed again and fell into sea for the second time. The 66-year-old man swam to the seashore. He was sent to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in conscious state.

     Police officers sped to the scene and firemen found the 61-year-old man at the bottom of the sea. He was rushed to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in unconscious state and was certified dead at 5.44pm.
     After initial enquiry, Police arrested the 66-year-old man for manslaughter and he is being detained for further enquiries.
     Post-mortem examinations will be conducted later to ascertain the cause of death of the deceased.       
     Active investigations by the District Crime Squad of Eastern District is under way. Anyone who witnessed the case or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers on 3660 1685.