10-year-old drowns at a Wilderness dam

A 10-year-old has drowned on Sunday at a farm dam inland of Wilderness.

The NSRI’s Craig Lambinon said that on arrival on the scene, NSRI rescue swimmers identified where a 10-year-old local child had last been seen in the water before disappearing under water while swimming with friends.

‘’Four NSRI rescue swimmers initiated a sweeping line free dive search and during the search the child was located and recovered on the shore. CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) efforts commenced.’’

‘’After all efforts to resuscitate the child were exhausted sadly the child was declared deceased. The body of the child was taken into the care of Government Health Forensic Pathology Services,’’ added Lambinon

Police have opened an inquest docket.



Done By: Mitchum George


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