Boy drowns in Verulam excavation site

2018-05-10 06:01
The excavation site where the victim drowned.PHOTO: supplied

The excavation site where the victim drowned.PHOTO: supplied

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A 17-year-old boy drowned while swimming at the quarry site on Hazelmere Road near Cottonlands outside
Verulam on April 28. According to the witness the boy was swimming with his four friends aged between eight and 18 when he got into difficulty and drowned.

Reaction Unit South Africa said that they received a call from residents alerting them about a child drowning.

“Reaction Unit South Africa was called out to the scene by the public requesting assistance for the boy who was dragged out of the water by one of his friends.

“Upon arrival the teenager was assessed by medics. He showed no signs of life and was declared deceased at the scene.” According to the information gathered at the scene, the victim from Ndwedwe was visiting his relatives for the long weekend. Police spokesperson in
Verulam Captain Henry Kisten said that police opened inquest docket.


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