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Child 2 critical after South Coast drowning incident

December 31, 2013

drowning pool

A two-year-old is in a critical condition after a drowning incident at a private pool near Margate this afternoon. Exact detail as to how the child landed in the pool or preceding events will remain a subject for police investigation and comment.

Netcare 911 paramedics arrived at the scene and found the unresponsive child at the side of the pool. They immediately started with advanced life support resuscitation and after an extended resuscitation they managed to regain the little boy’s heart beat.

After she was stabilised Paramedics transported her to a local hospital for the specialized care that he required.

Also view:
Swimming Safely and Preventing Drownings

 

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