Tak Tin Estate in Lam Tin, Kowloon. Photo: Google Maps
Tak Tin Estate in Lam Tin, Kowloon. Photo: Google Maps

A 19-year-old man who had been studying at the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education jumped to his death at Lam Tin in Kowloon on Thursday morning.

A security guard found the man at around 6am, lying in an open area of Tak Yan House in Tak Tin Estate – unconscious and with severe injuries, Wen Wei Po reported.

Paramedics arrived and sent him to the United Christian Hospital, but he was pronounced dead at 6:21am.

Police found a suicide note and believe that the young man, surnamed Lam, jumped from his flat in the same building.

The Institute said it would offer any assistance necessary for Lam’s family and arrange counseling for his classmates.

Legislator Ip Kin-yuen, who represents the education constituency, urged parents to talk to their children or seek counseling if they find them depressed or anxious about the new school year, Oriental Daily reported.

The Samaritans run a 24-hour multilingual suicide prevention hotline on +852 2896 0000. E-mails can be sent to jo@samaritans.org.hk.