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8-year-old boy drowns at public pool

Jan 3, 2018
8-year-old boy drowns at public pool

Police in Grahamstown opened an inquest docket for investigation following the drowning of an 8-year-old male child.

The incident happened on New Year's Day at a communal swimming pool at a hotel outside Grahamstown.

"He was taken to a local hospital where attempts to revive him was unsuccessful," described police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender.

"At the time of the incident, he was in the company of relatives."