10 year-old boy drowns in Missionvale salt lake

JANUARY 5, 2015

A ten-year-old boy reportedly drowned after he and four friends went swimming in a salt lake near Govan Mbeki Township, in Port Elizabeth, police said on Sunday.
 
Their parents were not aware that the five children had gone swimming at the salt lake in Missionvale on Saturday, Warrant Officer Dumile Gwavu said.
 
When only four of the children returned, the police were alerted of the missing boy and a search began.
 
"Police divers were called and fortunately the body came up from under the water and it was taken out."
 
Gwavu urged parents to be more vigilant of their children's whereabouts and warned against swimming in salt lakes, as they were not meant for swimming.