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Kids find boy's body in pool

2012-03-23 21:12

Johannesburg - A 6-year-old boy drowned at a lodge's swimming pool in Hillcrest outside Durban on Friday afternoon, paramedics said.

ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser said a group of children went swimming when a child found the body.

"Upon jumping into the pool the child felt something floating near the bottom. The boy then immediately informed adults of what he had felt and a bystander later pulled a boy from the pool."

Visser said the boy was not breathing and had no pulse.

"Bystanders started to perform CPR on the child. Paramedics later arrived at the scene and took over the resuscitation efforts from the bystanders," he said.

Visser said it was unclear how the boy came to drown in the pool.

The boy was declared dead on the scene, said Visser.

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Comments
  • Bob - 2012-03-23 22:09

    Now this is not the kind of story I like to read! RIP little fella!

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-03-23 22:10

    No mother, no father, no auntie, no uncle, no brother, no sister, no body. Ubuntu. Rest in peace, lone explorer.

  • pam.reynecke - 2012-03-23 22:58

    Sounds like the water wasn't very clear either - the child had to "feel" the body but couldn't see it????? But yes, where was the adult supervision - no child should ever be allowed to go anywhere near a pool unsupervised!!! How can adults be so irresponsible???

  • charmaine.rowlands - 2012-03-24 00:31

    if there isn't a life-guard, the pool must have a safety net, a fence, something fgs. Rest in peace little one

  • Rashida - 2012-03-31 10:33

    where is the childs parents

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