Hong Kong fitness trainer Will Kong Wai fell eight stories to his death from the Li Dong Building in Central district after taking photos of two other instructors while standing on a narrow ledge.
The 25-year-old trainer and bodybuilder climbed on railings to get a better spot to take photos when he fell from the 12th floor on to the podium on the fourth floor of the building at about 9 a.m.
Kong was pronounced dead at the scene.
He was reportedly helping a 38-year-old photographer shoot promotional photos of two fitness instructors — a 25-year-old woman from Hong Kong and a 27-year-old expatriate.
“We believe the victim lost balance and fell off the building,” a police source told the South China Morning Post.
Police said initial investigations found that it was an accident and there was nothing suspicious.
An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death, Hong Kong Standard reported.
Kong worked as a freelance trainer at a gym on the second floor of the building. According to his personal website, he had four years of personal training experience at one of Hong Kong’s top gyms, and specializes in “‘Body Composition’, ‘Extreme Lean’ (photo shoot ready) and ‘Muscle Building’”.
Kong came in second place at the Olympia Amateur Hong Kong Men’s Physique 2016 event and sixth in this year’s Hong Kong Federation of Body Building and Fitness Hong Kong Men’s Physique competition.
He uploaded photos of the competition on his Instagram the night before he passed away, saying, “I’m proud that I have given it my all, and everything was done to the best of my ability!”