Girl drowns during school outing

2011-02-16 16:54

Johannesburg - A 13-year-old girl drowned near the Witpoortjie waterfall at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens on Wednesday, Johannesburg Emergency Services said.

Spokesperson Nana Radebe said the girl was apparently on a school outing when her and two friends went swimming.

The girl's body was recovered in the water by divers after about two hours of searching.

"The girls were not supposed to be swimming in the Witpoortjie waterfall - there are signs saying 'no swimming'," Radebe said.

A team was on the scene to provide trauma counselling for the girl's friends.

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