Child drowns in Cape tidal pool

2012-01-08 18:28

Cape Town - A 7-year-old boy drowned at Harmony Park near Cape Town on Sunday, a city official said.

The child found himself in difficulty in the tidal pool at Harmony Park resort in the Strand, disaster risk management spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said.

"The boy was swimming with his friends unsupervised."

Solomons-Johannes said lifeguards and paramedics performed CPR on the patient for an hour.

"The efforts to revive the minor were unsuccessful... The family is in a state of shock and arrangements have been made to provide emergency psychosocial trauma counselling."

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