The Lung Ha Wan section of Clearwater Bay Country Park. Photo: Google Maps

A 61-year-old Hong Kong man with a history of heart disease died after hiking in Sai Kung during the Ching Ming festival on Tuesday morning.

At about 11am, the man surnamed Yu fell unconscious about half an hour into a hike from Tai Au Mun to Lung Ha Wan in Clearwater Bay Country Park with two relatives, Metro Daily reported.

He was flown by a Government Flying Service helicopter to the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2pm. The man had previously shared information with friends over social media on how to stay healthy.