Toddler drowns in Durban pool

2011-12-29 20:05

Johannesburg - A toddler drowned in a swimming pool in Amanzimtoti, Durban, on Thursday, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said the 2-year-old boy was pulled out of the pool by a relative who initiated CPR until paramedics arrived.

Paramedics tried to resuscitate the child, but he was declared dead at the scene.

  • Kim - 2011-12-29 20:25

    This is really sad. Condolences to the parents. Being a parent and a grand parent, I am fully aware that accidents do happen.

  • JudithNkwe - 2011-12-29 20:57

    Sadly, children of this age just slip silently into the water. When my daughter was young, I pulled at least two little ones out before they could be in danger, but you do have to be very aware.

  • Debbie - 2011-12-29 21:15

    So very sad. Condolences to the parents. I can only begin to imagine the heartache they are experiencing right now. Hope the family will be strong...

  • Tp Pearl - 2011-12-30 07:13

    Very sad story, condolences to the family of the little one, may they find peace and strength during this difficult time.

  • Gail - 2011-12-30 10:41

    This is so tragic. Perhas the relative was dealing with other kids for just a minute - my sympathies to the family.

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2011-12-30 19:33

    So where were his parents, and why was he allowed near the pool at his age, and why was there no fence around the pool. I blame the parents stupidity.

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