Toddler drowns in Durban swimming pool

2016-10-30 21:30
(Joe Stolley, News24)

(Joe Stolley, News24)

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Durban - A two-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool in Glenmore, Durban, on Sunday afternoon, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics said.

RescueCare spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said that medics had received a frantic call from members of a neighbourhood watch group and had rushed to the home.

"Advanced Life Support Paramedics arrived on the scene to find that unfortunately the child had already passed away. Nothing more could be done and the child was declared deceased at the scene," he said.

"At this stage, the exact circumstances leading up to the drowning are unknown and the police were in attendance and will be investigating further," Jamieson added.

"Rescue Care Paramedics urge home owners to take the necessary precaution with pools. Please install pool nets and gates to prevent these unfortunate incidents from occurring."

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