Malaysian man drowned off Orchid Island

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/08/03
By: Flor Wang and Lu Tai-cheng

Photo courtesy of the coast guard

Taipei, Aug. 3 (CNA) A Malaysian man remained unconscious without vital signs Saturday after getting into difficulties in the water of a port area on Orchid Island, despite being sent to a local health center by coastal patrol officers and firemen.

The 22-year-old man, identified by his surname Hsieh (謝), was unconscious when pulled from the water by people who observed the accident before local coastal patrol officers and firemen arrived at the scene.

As of 6 p.m., Hsieh remained unconscious after being taken to the health center for emergency treatment, coastal patrol officers said.    [FULL  STORY]

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