Knysna - Three children drowned at Leisure Isle in Knysna in the Western Cape on Thursday, paramedics said.
The three, aged between 12 and 13, had been swimming in the lagoon around 12.30pm, ER24 spokesman Christo Venter said.
They were rushed to hospital where they died. He said the lagoon was known for its strong currents. It was suspected the children had been in the water for some time before being found, Venter said.