5-year-old boy drowns in E Cape

2012-01-14 12:12

Johannesburg - A five year old boy drowned after he and three friends went for a swim at a dam in Gqunqe village, Centane, outside Butterworth, said Eastern Cape police on Saturday.

Captain Jackson Manatha said the four boys went for a swim around noon on Friday with the five-year-old reportedly drowning after being unable to swim out of the dam.

Police divers from East London were called to remove the boy's body from the dam on Saturday morning.

Manatha said an inquest docket has been opened and warned parents to always accompany their children when if they went for a swim.

  • Shirley - 2012-01-14 12:32

    I ask the question-how do you allow a 5 year old to go swimming without adult supervision?? Negligence! This happens far too often.

  • Debbie - 2012-01-14 15:54

    @Shirley.... cos those parent(s) do not give a damm any way - they should be charged for neligence & murder! ... that should sort out those who decide to have kids/breed for a living to be held accountable & responsible for their own offspring AND not continue to pass the buck/account onto the state!!!

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