Three kids drown in farm dam

2013-11-18 00:00

THREE children drowned at the Sunnyside Farm dam in Greytown yesterday.

The police received a call from distraught members of the community who searched for the children.

The farm is 30 km from Greytown in the Umvoti municipal district.

The children, who come from the Mbuba area, had apparently gone to the farm dam to cool off because of the hot weather.

None of the children was able to swim properly and it is unclear how they ended up in the dam water.

Police recovered the body of a girl, aged 12, and then called in the Pietermaritzburg search and rescue unit to retrieve the bodies of the other two children.

Lieutenant Jack Haskins told The Witness that the team recovered the bodies of two boys aged 13 and 14 from the dam.

He said: “It looked as if they had become stuck in a gully beneath the surface and they were not able to swim.

“It is always a tragedy to respond to these situations.”

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