[WELKOM] Young boy drowns in water hole
A young boy, believed to be around 10 years of age, has drowned in a large, excavated hole full of rainwater, while allegedly out playing with three friends near Power Road in Welkom this afternoon.
ER24 paramedics were on-scene at 12:51. It is believed that the boy got into trouble when the water was deeper than they thought. One of the friends ran to get help, but unfortunately, by the time emergency services arrived the boy had been underwater for some time. Rescue divers were brought in to retrieve the boy and he was declared dead on the scene.
The Fire Department and the South African Police Services were on-scene for further investigations.