Ting Kau Bridge connects the New Territories with Hong Kong Island. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, MK2010

A 23-year-old man was found wandering on Ting Kau Bridge in the early hours of Friday. At 1:48am, a driver called the police after spotting the man walking toward Tsing Yi and fearing that he would jump off the bridge, Oriental Daily reported.

Police arrived and found the man, of Indian origin, still wandering  along the bridge. He was unhurt.

It was understood that the man had taken a taxi but had asked the cab driver to drop him off at the bridge as he wanted some fresh air.

He told the police that he had no intention of committing suicide, HK01.com reported.

Police suspected that he was drunk and sent him to Yan Chai Hospital in Tsuen Wan for a checkup.

Ting Kau Bridge is a 1,177-meter-long span from the northwest of Tsing Yi Island and Tuen Mun Road, connecting the New Territories and Hong Kong Island.

In 2016, in the space of five days, two men committed suicide by jumping off of the bridge.

The Samaritans run a 24-hour multilingual suicide-prevention hotline  at +852 2896 0000.