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.
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.
Photographs: Around DB