Fake severed foot sparks big Discovery Bay police operation

Police descended on Discovery Bay today after reports that a human body part had been seen floating in the sea near North Plaza.

The massive police operation saw police divers do a sweep of the water, with the fire brigade and ambulance on stand-by.

But the report was a false alarm, with police divers recovering a fake plastic severed foot in the ocean.

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Lantau North Station Sergeant Cheuk Fan-Choi told Around DB that a member of the public had sparked the quick response after a panicked 999 call that they had seen a human foot in the sea.

Sgt. Cheuk said the incident was now classified as a misunderstanding.

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Photographs: Around DB

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