Four Kids Perish In Western Cape Beach: Watch Your Kids


Western Cape government is worried about the increasing number of drownings occurring in the Province and has reiterated its call for beach-goers to observe safety measures.

This follows the report of four children who got drowned in the province yesterday.

As learned, three 15-years-old boys perished at the Muizenberg Beach and a two-year-old kid in Fresnaye.

BuzzSouthAfrica gathered that efforts by parents of the two-year-old kid and medics to resuscitate the child failed.

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Meanwhile, National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) confirmed the drowning incident at Muizenberg Beach saying the bodies of the teenagers are yet to be identified.

According to Vaughn Seconds, NSRI Strandfontein station commander, they families of the children haven’t approached the institute.

Seconds related that NSRI Strandfontein duty crew got into action the moment Police Dive Unit informed them about the incident.

The children according to an eye-witness account, were playing in the water by the R310 bridge, Muizenberg and later discovered lying at the bottom of the water.

Their bodies were thereafter recovered and Forensic Pathology Services removed them.

Earlier, a 70-year-old man died after falling from rocks at Cape Point.

NSRI Simonstown station commander, Darren Zimmerman narrated that the angler fell from about seven to eight metres and was in a critical condition.

Zimmerman said: “on arrival on the scene the NSRI and CMR paramedics were transferred from the sea rescue craft to the shore and medical equipment was transferred onto the shore.”

Unfortunately, the fall gave the man a cardiac arrest and he died on the scene.

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Western Cape government expressed concern over the number of drowning incidents.

Speaking, the Province’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) spokesperson, Robert Daniels urged the public to practice extreme caution with regards to water safety over this festive period.

“Please only swim at beaches with lifeguards on duty,” Daniels begged.

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