Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Lifeguards rescues 10 year old boy from near drowning at Sea Point pool

At approximately 15:00 today [Tuesday, 15 January 2013] a boy was rescued from near drowning at the Sea Point Swimming Pool.

Duane Botha (10 years) from Kalksteenfontein was on a picnic with his mother at the pools.

According to eyewitness accounts the boy followed some friends and jumped into the big pool.

He was rescued by on-duty lifeguards whereafter he was stabilised.

The boy was swiftly transported to the New Somerset Hospital by paramedics.

The medical doctor on-duty at the hospital indicated that the boy is conscious and will be kept overnight for observation.


Issued by: Disaster Risk Management Centre, City of Cape Town

Source: Wilfred Solomons-Johannes, Head: Systems Integration, Special Projects & Disaster Operations, Disaster Risk Management Centre, City of Cape Town

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