Boy, 4, drowns in family pool

2011-02-04 10:41
Johannesburg - A 4-year-old boy drowned at his home in Vorna Valley in Midrand on Thursday, Gauteng paramedics said.

"Paramedics arrived at the scene and found that the sodden and motionless boy had been pulled from the swimming pool by his parents who had started CPR," Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeff Wicks said on Friday.

Paramedics took over resuscitation and managed to improve the boy's condition.

"He had not been breathing for several minutes and a lot of damage had already been done," Wicks said.

The boy was airlifted to Netcare Garden City hospital where his condition suddenly "deteriorated drastically".

"Medics again tried to revive the boy for over half an hour... sadly he died at the scene."

- SAPA
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