Durban - A 13-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool during a physical education lesson at a Pietermaritzburg school on Wednesday.
Nthando Mabaso, a grade 6 pupil at Mountain Rise Primary School, was rushed to the Northdale Hospital where he died on arrival.
It is believed that the swimming instructor was giving lessons to a group of 10 pupils when they noticed that Nthando was underwater.
KwaZulu Natal police spokesperson, Captain Nqobile Gwala, said an inquest docket is being investigated by Mountain Rise SAPS and the circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated.
The child's family could not be reached for comment.