Boy, 12, drowns on school trip

2016-10-31 21:04


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East London - A 12-year-old boy drowned while swimming with a school group at Glen Eden Beach, East London, on Monday.

NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said rescue volunteers launched a boat and rushed to the beach after the boy was swept out to sea by a rip current.

A sea, shore and air search was launched.

The children were on a school excursion from a King William’s Town junior school.

Rescuers in a helicopter found the boy’s body. A boat was used to take him back to the beach, where paramedics declared him dead.

Lambinon said he was part of a group of about 20 pupils visiting the beach accompanied by teachers.

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