Chan Kwok-Hung, cinematographer, drowns on set of Jackie Chan film

A cinematographer drowned on Wednesday while working on Jackie Chan's upcoming film Skiptrace, according to the South China Morning Post.

Action-comedy Skiptrace stars Chan, Fan Bingbing and Johnny Knoxville

Jackie Chan, seen here in August, was reportedly not on the boat that capsized Wednesday on the set of his upcoming film Skiptrace. Cinematographer Chan Kwok-hung drowned in the incident. (Getty Images)

A cinematographer drowned on Wednesday while working on Jackie Chan's upcoming film Skiptrace, according to the South China Morning Post.

The 51-year-old Chan Kwok-Hung died after a boat capsized off the coast of Lantau Island, the largest island off Hong Kong, around 3 a.m. local time. Seven other film crew members were also on the boat but managed to swim to shore.

Reports say that Jackie Chan and co-star Fan Bingbing were not believed to be on the boat at the time.

Kwok-Hung was a 20-year veteran of cinematography. Local industry associations are currently raising money for his family.

Skiptrace, an action-comedy directed by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cutthroat Island), is scheduled for a 2015 release. The joint production by Hong Kong, Chinese and U.S. companies also stars American actor Johnny Knoxville.