Baby girl drowns in Gillitts

2017-03-21 06:02

A 14-MONTH-OLD girl died after falling into a swimming pool in Russell Ridge Road, Gillitts on Wednesday.

According to Chris Botha Media Liaison Officer for Netcare 911 the child was found by family who started CPR.

“Paramedics arrived at the scene and took over with advanced life support resuscitation.
“A trauma doctor assisted the crews with the resuscitation.

“Despite all the efforts from the medical services who worked hand in hand to save the child, she was declared dead just before 7pm,” he added.

The family is receiving trauma counselling.
  - Supplied



Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.