Teen drowns in Coronation Dam

(Supplied Netcare911)
(Supplied Netcare911)

Gauteng – A teenager who had gotten into difficulty while swimming in the Coronation Dam in Krugersdorp has drowned, paramedics confirmed on Saturday.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Athlenda Mathe said the boy had been swimming with friends when he got into difficulty at about 15:30.

"Netcare911 paramedics were on scene together with paramedics from the Provincial EMS and officers from the Krugersdorp Fire Department.

"Police divers were called in to retrieve the body of the boy," Mathe said.

The teen’s body was recovered at 18:00 and he was declared dead by paramedics.

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