Girl drowns in George dam

2012-01-04 16:50
Johannesburg - A 12-year-old girl drowned in a dam in George on Wednesday, paramedics said.

Three girls, aged between 10 and 12, had gone swimming to cool off, ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser said.

"Two of the girls later told rescue workers that they felt as if they were becoming stuck in the muddy bottom."

They got out of the dam, but lost sight of their friend, and told their parents. Police divers removed the missing girl's body from the dam. She was declared dead at the scene.

Read more on:    george  |  drownings


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24


As the day warms up so does your enthusiasm and motivation towards a cause. You want to be socially significant in some way more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.