Another Cape child drowns

2013-09-30 22:28

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Cape Town - A seven-year-old boy drowned in the sea just north of Cape Town on Monday. He was the third boy to drown in Cape waters during the school holidays.

Craig Lambinon of the NSRI said "At 16:04 NSRI Melkbosstrand volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following reports of a child missing, believed to have drowned at Melkbosstrand Main Beach."

In addition the Red Cross AMS Skymed helicopter, Western Cape EMS, ER24 private ambulance services, disaster response teams and the local police station were also activated.

At 17:24 NSRI rescue swimmers recovered the body of Tyrique Fortuin along the beach front. 
"The body was declared deceased and was positively identified by his mother Nadia Fortuin upon her arrival on the scene" Wilfred Schrevian Evan Solomons Johannes spokesperson of Disaster Risk Management Centre for City of Cape Town says.
The City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre activated its standby trauma counsellors and provided emergency trauma counselling at the Melkbosstrand NSRI base to the family members, friends and bystanders that witnessed the ordeal.

It appears that the boy and friends were swimming unsupervised at the beach. The boys from Atlantis where on an excursion with friends and neighbours. 

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