2 drown in Brakpan dam

2013-03-30 07:16
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Johannesburg - Two men drowned in a dam at Escombe Street, Brakpan, on Friday, while trying to recover a small remote controlled boat, Ekurhuleni Emergency Management Services said.

"According to [an] eyewitness the remote miniature boat malfunctioned almost 100m in the dam and the owner attempted [to] swim to its rescue but got tired in the middle of his attempt and drowned," spokesperson Roggers Mamaila said in a statement.

The second man, believed to be a friend of the drowning man, attempted to rescue him but got into difficulties himself and also drowned.

The incident was reported just after midday, and the bodies were recovered around 15:30, he said.

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