Girl drowns in swimming pool

2012-05-27 14:08

Johannesburg - A four-year-old girl drowned after falling into a residential swimming pool in Klerksdorp, paramedics said on Sunday.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeff Wicks said the child was pulled from the swimming pool on Saturday afternoon by a family member who called rescuers.

"Paramedics arrived at the scene to find the girl breathless and with no pulse," he said.

They started CPR and, despite their best efforts to revive her, the child was declared dead on arrival at a nearby private hospital.

The cause of the incident and the events leading up to it remain uncertain, Wicks said, and police would investigate.

"Common cause indicates that the girl had fallen into the uncovered swimming pool and was immersed for a prolonged period," Wicks said.

  • Michael Kleber - 2012-05-27 14:32

    So tragic you cannot leave children unattended when there are swimming pools or fish ponds in the yard

      Ledikwa Norman - 2012-05-27 16:08

      am urging all people to take care of small ones. make sure they are save wherever they are

  • Comfido Nziyane - 2012-05-27 14:38

    im deeply grieved by the angel's passing, may the angel's soul rest in peace. once more my sincere condolences 2da deceased's family. God is with u in troubled times.

  • Cassandra Eileen Olivier - 2012-05-27 16:07

    The poor parents. The death of a child. Not they themselves are not responsible leaving a child unattended by the swimming pool

  • Johann - 2012-05-27 17:32

    Somebody should be held responsible.

      Ayefeli Mudau - 2012-05-27 17:53

      sad news. may her soul rest in peace

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