7-year-old KZN boy airlifted to hospital after almost drowning in bathtub

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A 7-year-old boy nearly drowned in a bathtub at a home in Durban.
A 7-year-old boy nearly drowned in a bathtub at a home in Durban.
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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.

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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.

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