One-year-old boy from Krugersdorp dies after drowning in bathwater

By admin
09 May 2016

What was supposed to be a happy Mother’s Day for a woman from Burgershoop in Krugersdorp turned into one of tragedy after her one-year-old boy drowned in the family bathroom on Saturday.

According to the Krugersdorp News, the woman was doing washing when the accident occurred. After hanging up the washing she suddenly realised her son had disappeared from sight.

According to reports, the young mother found the baby floating in half a bath of water in the bathroom. She tried resuscitation techniques on her son but they were unsuccessful.

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The community newspaper reports the child's "lifeless body laid on the floor as his mother tirelessly tried to resuscitate him."

The baby "somehow landed up in the half full bath which the mother allegedly used to rinse the washing," the outlet added.

The woman then summoned the emergency services who also tried to revive the baby, but he was declared dead on the scene.

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The family could not be reached for comment.

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