Boy drowns in Eastern Cape public pool

2012-12-22 19:21

Johannesburg - A 10-year-old boy drowned in a public pool in Motherwell, Eastern Cape on Saturday, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Santi Steinman said paramedics arrived to find the child had already died.

More than 45 people have drowned in the Eastern Cape since the beginning of December.

Most of the incidents happened in the Tsitsa and Mzimvubu rivers while others drowned in the Buffalo and Swartkops rivers, at Bluewater Bay, at Tina Falls, and in various dams.

  • marc.vaneldonk - 2012-12-23 03:19

    Maybe it is time, to give swimming lessons in primary school, and make people understand where it is safe to swim, and where not.

      lacrimose.wolf - 2012-12-23 09:20

      There should also be lifeguards on duty at all public pools.

      kevin.geyser.5 - 2012-12-23 13:05


      grant.hide - 2012-12-23 13:19

      Almost thought 40 people drowned in the same pool since the beginning of this month :P

  • marilyn.docherty.9 - 2012-12-23 06:33

    Swimming and Basic First Aid should be part of the Life skills curriculum in all schools.

      rodney.bevan.58 - 2012-12-23 12:20

      Would be a far better idea to teach them to swim than speak a very localized language.

  • tiaan.truter - 2012-12-23 09:59

    wow cant the children swim in the Eastern Cape ? I mean that is something u teach ur child at a early stage of life.

  • phelisa.moni - 2012-12-23 10:37

    How can they allow children to swim on da pool bt they dnt gv them swimming skills?

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