Siblings drown in Pretoria dam

2012-12-06 15:52

Johannesburg - A brother and sister has drowned while swimming in a dam in Hercules in Pretoria, police said on Thursday.

Police spokesperson Bonginkosi Msimango said the 3-year-old boy and his 6-year-old sister were on their way to their aunt's house when they went for a swim in the dam on Wednesday afternoon.

A third child, their cousin, swam with them, but got out of the dam and called for help when they started struggling.

Paramedics arrived to find that the boy had drowned. The girl's body was found later by members of the search and rescue team.

  • karen.t.hawkey - 2012-12-06 16:55

    I have never understood why such small children are allowed to go places on their own! Not even school age and now their short lives have been ended :-( RIP little ones.

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