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Matric pupil drowns

Johannesburg - A matric pupil drowned in Ballito, in KwaZulu-Natal, on Friday, paramedics said.

“Reports indicate that the student and his friends went for a swim in the afternoon when he suddenly disappeared under the water,” said Netcare spokesman Chris Botha.

Police divers and rescue operations were called in to search for the 18-year-old.

His body was retrieved from the La Mercy Lagoon.

Paramedics declared him dead on the scene. - Sapa

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