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Boy, 7, drowns in Joburg swimming pool

File picture: ER24

File picture: ER24

Published May 28, 2017

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Johannesburg – A seven-year-old boy drowned after falling into a swimming pool in Bloubosrand in Randburg, Johannesburg, on Sunday evening, paramedics said.

At the time of their arrival, ER24 paramedics found the child receiving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from a local emergency service provider at about 6.20pm, ER24 spokeswoman Annine Siddall said.

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"ER24 paramedics performed advance life support and then transported the child to a nearby hospital in the area. Unfortunately nothing could be done for the child and he was later declared dead at the hospital," Siddall said.

African News Agency

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