Netcare paramedic Adrian King who responded to a call about a old woman who had succumed to the heat when her car broke down on the highway. Thanks to him she has made a full recovery. Picture: Shayne Robinson

Randburg - An elderly woman drowned in a swimming pool in Robindale, Randburg, on Thursday afternoon, paramedics said.

The woman, 69, was seen by her son floating face down in their pool, Netcare 911 spokeswoman Santi Steinmann said.

He pulled her out and tried to resuscitate her.

Steinmann said paramedics arrived and tried to help. She was declared dead on the scene.

The circumstances of the drowning were not known. - Sapa