Orkney boy drowns in reservoir

2011-02-12 16:21

Mafikeng - A 16-year-old boy drowned in a reservoir in Orkney on Saturday, North West paramedics said.

"Paramedics were called to the scene and arrived to find that a group of youths had been swimming in the reservoir," Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeff Wicks said.

"One of the adolescents, purportedly unable to swim, disappeared beneath the water and was submerged for over an hour. His body was recovered by paramedics, who entered the reservoir and managed to pull him out."

The boy was declared dead at the scene.

Further details were not immediately available.

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