Jackie Chan’s Cameraman Drowns While Filming ‘Skiptrace’

A cinematographer was killed during the shooting of Jackie Chan’s new film, “Skiptrace”.

Cinematographer Chan Kwok-hung was killed Wednesday after a boat he was on during the filming of Jackie Chan’s “Skiptrace” capsized.

The cinematographer of more than 20 years is understood to have drowned after the boat containing seven other film crew members turned over off Lantau Island in Hong Kong around 3 a.m. local time, according to news report.

In an article published by IMDB, the man, 51-year-old Chan Kwok Hung, was among the eight-member staff who was filming on a boat off the coast of Lantau Island on 16 December, when it capsized, causing everyone on board to fall into the water.

Tragedy: Jackie Chan's buddy comedy with Johnny Knoxville suffered a loss Wednesday after a cameraman drowned while filming in Hong Kong; here Jackie is seen in a scene from the film
Tragedy: Jackie Chan’s buddy comedy with Johnny Knoxville suffered a loss Wednesday after a cameraman drowned while filming in Hong Kong; here Jackie is seen in a scene from the film

Jackie reportedly was standing on the shore as it happened and had jumped into the sea to save Chan, but was unable to find him.

His unconscious body was later discovered, but was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Seven others, however, managed to swim to the shore.

Chan was a 20-year veteran in the film industry and had worked as a cinematographer in many films, including Stephen Chow’s 1996 comedy, “God of Cookery”.

Police are investigating the incident, while local industry associations are reportedly raising money for Chan’s family.