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16th Jul 2021

Influencer in Hong Kong reportedly died while taking waterfall pic

Ellen Fitzpatrick

She passed away in hospital.

An influencer from Hong Kong has reportedly died after falling when trying to take a photograph last week.

Sophia Cheung was hanging out with a group of friends near Ha Pak Lai when she suffered the accident and was rushed to hospital.

The popular park is close to Pineapple Mountain, a popular hiking area, which is where she fell on Saturday last.

The Daily Mail has reported that the 32 year old was taking pictures at the edge of a waterfall on the Tsing Dai stream when she slipped and fell into a 16 foot deep pool.

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A post shared by ?SOPHIA CHEUNG? (@hike.sofi)

Her friends immediately called for emergency services and they pulled her from the water.

It was also reported that she was rushed to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, but was pronounced dead.

A statement from a person identified as a hospital authority at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern seemed to also confirm this news

“It is confirmed that a 32-year-old woman has been sent to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital and was certified dead at HK time 7:59pm on 10 July,” the spokesperson wrote.

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A post shared by ?SOPHIA CHEUNG? (@hike.sofi)

Friends and fans have been mourning the influencer in the comments of her latest Instagram picture, in disbelief that she has passed.

One user said: “Rip Sophie! I can’t believe last week I still chat with you.”

Another said, in reference to her caption: “I thought better days are coming with Saturday and Sunday? I will miss your chat every day. I love you always. Rest in peace.”

Hundreds of others simply just wrote “RIP.”