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Police launch investigation after teenager drowns in public swimming pool

A 13-year-old boy was confirmed dead at the Meyerton public swimming pool on Sunday following a fatal drowning accident in Gauteng. Police arrived at the scene yesterday to assess the ‘mysterious circumstances’ which claimed the teenager’s life.

Paramedics arrived at the public pool in the early afternoon. Attempts to resuscitate the boy were unsuccessful, and CPR efforts were unsuccessful. The Meyerton facility is now the subject of a SAPS investigation, as authorities seek much-needed answers.

Meyerton drowns: police called to investigate

ER24 were the first responders to the scene. They confirmed a number of details of the drowning and revealed that police arrived at the public swimming pool shortly after the boy died.

“A boy, said to be 13, was pronounced dead following a fatal drowning in a swimming pool in Meyerton on Sunday. When ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene shortly before 1:30 p.m., they found rescuers performing CPR on the boy. Paramedics continued with CPR, but unfortunately, despite the best efforts of everyone involved, the boy’s vital signs quickly declined.

“Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after. The exact circumstances of the incident were not known to our paramedics, but police were at the scene for further investigations at the Gauteng public swimming pool.

Statement by ER24 Gauteng on drowning young boy at Meyerton public swimming pool

Gauteng’s public pools face a busy summer

As the summer months emerge this season, public swimming pools will be used more and more. A country that has spent eight months in lockdown wants to get out and maximize opportunities that weren’t available earlier in the year. However, this incident in Meyerton serves as a timely warning to young people across South Africa.



Police launch investigation after teenager drowns in public swimming pool

SourcePolice launch investigation after teenager drowns in public swimming pool

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