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Boy drowns in dam

2012-02-19 14:29

Polokwane - A 12-year-old boy drowned on Saturday evening in a dam outside Polokwane, Limpopo, said paramedics. "Common cause information suggests that the boy had been part of a large group of youths swimming in the dam, seeking some respite from the scorching heat," said Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeff Wicks.

"He got into distress and disappeared beneath the surface, immersed for an unknown period of time."

Paramedics arrived to find the boy had been pulled out of the water and declared him dead on the scene, said Wicks.