A 7-year-old boy nearly drowned in a bathtub at a home in Klaarwater, KwaZulu-Natal, and had to be taken to hospital by helicopter.
At 09:04 on Wednesday, Netcare 911 paramedics responded to reports of a drowning at a home in Savanna Park, Klaarwater, southwest of Durban.
Reports from the scene indicated the boy had sustained injuries from a nonfatal drowning while being bathed.
He was found in a serious condition and was treated on the scene by a Netcare 911 emergency care practitioner.
Due to the nature of his injuries, a Netcare 911 helicopter ambulance was activated to airlift the child to a specialist medical facility.
Traffic was severely affected as the road had to be closed to allow the helicopter to land.