Boy, 10, rescues drowning siblings

2012-12-25 11:17

Johannesburg - An elderly woman drowned in a dam near Paarl on Tuesday, paramedics said.

Paramedics found the woman floating in a dam along the road between Paarl and Newtown at about 09:30, ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said in a statement.

"They managed to get her out of the water, but sadly she had drowned and paramedics declared her deceased," she said.

An investigation will be conducted into how the woman drowned.

Jackson said two boys in Randburg, near Johannesburg, nearly drowned on Tuesday morning.

The children, ages 4 and 7, were rescued from a pool by their 10-year-old brother, Jackson said.

"It is not clear as to the circumstances surrounding the incident," she said.

"The boys were both fully alert, although slightly lethargic, and it appeared that they had only inhaled and swallowed the water."

They were taken to Coronation Hospital and are in a stable condition.

  • makhosonke.mqikela - 2012-12-25 11:27

    Wow, what a heroic act!

      johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-12-25 11:44

      What a brave little man.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-12-25 18:40

      Well done. But "and it appeared that they had only inhaled and swallowed the water." - only? Inhaling and swallowing water leads to drowning, the writer implies that there is another step...

      boere.fool - 2012-12-26 10:57

      Give that boy a VODKA,he's a man.

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-12-25 11:36

    what a little hero!

  • malose.kgosana.5 - 2012-12-25 11:59

    Clever boy,wish thier brothes speedy recovery!

  • eve.hemming - 2012-12-25 12:12

    That family are indeed blessed this Christmas ! It could have been a terrible tragedy for them...

  • nanivintage.ngoasheng - 2012-12-25 12:31

    Give that boy an Orange Juice

  • faroukg2 - 2012-12-25 12:32

    good job! my hero

  • cokiswa.mhlahlo - 2012-12-25 13:25

    since we can.t give him a bells lets take him to disneyland.

      samuel.ngenga - 2012-12-26 15:10

      Another moron who gets sucked in by advertising slogans. Hope that you leave a comment for each drunk driving article which says Don't give that man a Bells.

  • difa.mashwama - 2012-12-25 13:32

    Good job boy ,you saved innocent lives boy may God bless you on whatever is good that you are doing especially at school.

  • sascha.rother - 2012-12-25 13:37

    Well done young boy....just wondering what the parents were doing? Left the boys alone, having fun? How can you leave so young children alone especially with a pool.

  • tumi.moetlo1 - 2012-12-25 14:06

    My hero!!

  • max.mulugisi - 2012-12-26 07:12

    Young hero

  • Mdevour State - 2012-12-26 08:10

    A woman dies, boys rescue a sibling. Two unrelated stories! News24, Are u just making up news.

  • Yandisa Rwaai - 2012-12-26 09:50

    News 23!

  • Modikoe.Elias.Ramongana - 2012-12-26 11:26

    If we have a chance as parents,let's teach our kids at an early age how to swim.A ten year old did a wonderful job.

  • alananthonygreen - 2012-12-26 13:37

    why is this news?

  • samuel.ngenga - 2012-12-26 15:06

    My dog rescued a squirrel from the pool yesterday. Unfortunately he then went on to eat it. Shame.

  • vernon.meakin - 2012-12-27 07:14

    Medal for the little dude and a fat smack for the parents ?

  • WigzellRM - 2012-12-27 10:12

    Well done to the boy. Where were the parents?

  • annie.israel.50 - 2013-01-03 12:04

    Now this is a nice story for the new year - Jackson you were very brave - your brothers will see you as their HERO FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES - well done!!

  • Aqeelah Khan - 2013-07-01 10:43

    We all have a little Super Hero inside!!

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