Body of missing Hong Kong canoer may have been found near Zhuhai

The body of a man believed to be Law Kwok-Kan, 43, was found in mainland waters.
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The body of a canoer who had gone missing for nearly 10 days after setting out from western Lantau Island might have been located near mainland.

A Hong Kong police spokesman said mainland authorities informed local police on Tuesday that the body of the man who was suspected to be Law Kwok-Kan, 43, was found in mainland waters near Zhuhai.

Law was reported missing on March 31 after sailing from the village of Yi O to nearby Tai O with a group of 10 other adults and a child on seven canoes.

The police source said Law's family had not identified the body.

Law was in a red, white and blue canoe and was thought to have disappeared near Nga Ying Kok.

Hong Kong's marine police, fire service and the Government's Flying Service searched for days but failed to find him.

Law disappeared while a strong monsoon warning from the Hong Kong Observatory was in force, with strong easterly winds exceeding 40km/h.

This article was first published in South China Morning Post