Boy (19) drowns in murky Cedara swimming pool

2010-01-25 00:00

A 19-YEAR-OLD boy from Kwa Dambuza drowned in a swimming pool at Cedara College of Agriculture yesterday afternoon.

The boy, who had gone to the college to play soccer with his team, drowned in a murky pool that is hardly in use and not maintained regularly.

The boy is said to have been with his friends when the incident happened.

ER24’s Derrick Banks said it is believed that members of the public climbed the fence to go for a swim. The young man climbed on to the diving platform and jumped into the pool. Banks said it was unclear what happened afterwards.

He said police will investigate the drowning.

Students at the agriculture college said the pool in which the boy had drowned is locked regularly and is seldom used. They told that the boy used an opening in the fence to reach the pool area, after which he jumped into the pool. They said the boy might have hit his head at the bottom of the pool. A rescue team was dispatched to search for the boy in the murky pool.

A spokeswoman for the Agriculture, Environmental Affairs and Rural Development Department, Ncumisa Mafunda, said the boy had been playing soccer at the college’s soccer field before his fatal swim.

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