A 25-year-old man who went missing after apparently cliff-jumping in a rock-pool area in Sai Kung in Hong Kong’s New Territories died on Monday.

A group of nine people went Sai Wan Beach in Sai Kung for camping on Saturday. On Monday, five of them went to Four Pools, also known as Quadruplex Pools, near Sheung Luk Stream, which is surrounded by cliffs, Sing Pao Daily reported.

Gurung Sanpok, 25, and his 26-year-old girlfriend Gurung Biniita stayed at the pool while the other three hiked around the area.

When the couple were playing in the water, the other three members of the group heard the woman calling for help as she had gotten into difficulties in the water.

It was understood that Sanpok had saved her but there was no sign of him when the group arrived. As the mobile signal in the area was very weak, they had to walk half an hour back to Sai Wan Beach and called the police at noon, Apple Daily reported.

Biniita, who had suffered minor injuries, was airlifted to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile firefighters and police officers found the missing man on the cliff side after a three-hour search. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Four Pools is popular with picnickers, swimmers and diving enthusiasts as the cliffs are as high as 10 meters.

In 2011, a 17-year-old boy died after jumping from the cliffs at the spot, and two other injuries have been recorded in the past three years.

Read: Cliff-jumping maids spark social media debate among employers

Read: Govt lists accident black spots in HK country parks

Read: Hiker dies after falling into pool while taking selfies