Saturday, March 10, 2007

Drownings at the Strand

By Tando Mfengwana
10 March 2007


The NSRI and police divers have found the body of a 14-year-old boy who drowned at the Strand in False Bay yesterday.

The NSRI’s Craig Lambinon says divers combed the area yesterday but could not find the boy.

He is from Khayelitsha and went missing while on a school outing.

In another incident a five-year-old boy is believed to have drowned in a nearby area.

According to witnesses the boy and his friends dove off the jetty, he unfortunately was swept into the sea by a strong currents and he's freinds escaped unharmed.

The NSRI and police are at the scene searching for the boy who’s presumed to have drowned.

Follow-up- on 5-year-old missing boy

Yesterday afternoon the NSRI and Police divers were searching for a five-year-old boy who was presumed to have drowned in Strand Pavilion in Strand.

The little boy was fortunately later found safe and unharmed at home. The NSRI’s Craig Lambinon said that they suspect that the child wondered off and his family panicked after the boy went missing and reported the drowning.

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