Hongkongers may face HK$2K fine and 14 days jail for hiking or surfing during extreme weather

Says it all really !

Hong Kong officials have warned against thrill-seeking activities such as chasing storms and searching for big ocean waves during extreme weather, saying offenders could face jail time and a fine.

Undersecretary for Security Michael Cheuk said on Thursday authorities are considering invoking legislation that would close beaches and country parks under extreme weather. Violators could face a HK$2,000 fine and 14 days in jail.

“Do not attempt to defy nature for the sake of thrill-seeking or satisfaction, because you will not succeed,” Cheuk told reporters in Cantonese.

Cheuk added that the lives of emergency rescue officers would also be at risk if they conduct rescue operations during extreme weather: “Please do not put them in dangerous situations.”

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