Teen drowns in Vanderbijlpark pool

2012-02-08 21:52

Johannesburg - A teenager drowned in a public swimming pool in Vanderbijlpark on Wednesday, paramedics said.

Witnesses saw the 16-year-old boy sitting on the side of the pool one minute and in the water the next, said ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson.

Lifeguards pulled him out of the water and tried to resuscitate him.

It appeared that he was stabilising and a helicopter was called to take him to hospital, but his condition deteriorated and he died, said Jackson.

  • alansmartSnr - 2012-02-08 22:30

    Agriforum will probably be blamed for this. Condolences to the family.May he rest in peace.

      Hallo - 2012-02-09 13:42

      Are you mental? If anything it would have been the gov that would be blamed. Victim farmers..

  • Monique - 2012-02-09 07:59

    How? surely a 16yr old should be able to swim...or not. Maybe someting else happened? He was sitting on the side then all of a sudden drowned-sounds fishy. Condolences to his family.

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