two boys Nzhelele River

Parents have been urged to children do not take part in swimming activities unsupervised.
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Drowning: Bystanders resuscitate young boy until paramedics arrive

Bystanders kept on resuscitating a boy following a drowning incident at the Tinley manor Estate in the north coast until paramedics arrived and took over.

two boys Nzhelele River

Parents have been urged to children do not take part in swimming activities unsupervised.
Image: Pixabay

Bystanders kept resuscitating a boy, who drowned in a pool in the Tinley manor Estate in the north coast, and it probably helped saved his life on Wednesday, 4 January 2023.

They did not stop applying Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) until the paramedics arrived on the scene and took over.


The bystanders were still resuscitating the boy when members of the IPSS Medical Rescue Search and Rescue arrived on the scene.

As reported by Arrive Alive the boy drowned in a pool at the estate. The unresponsive child was pulled from the pool and bystanders started resuscitating him.

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IPSS Medical Rescue advanced life support and medics joined the resuscitation efforts on the boy along with other services providers.

Fortunately, they were able to successfully resuscitate the young child, and he was rushed to a nearby facility for further medical care.


Well done to the bystanders for initiating life-saving CPR immediately, ensuring the best outcome.

Arrive Alive says following the drowning incident, bystanders kept resuscitating the boy which highlights the importance of members of the public learning how to do CPR.

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The South African reported that four children drowned at sea on News Years day

On Sunday afternoon, 1 January 2023, police and the NSRI responded to a report of a drowning in progress at Kariega beach in Kenton On Sea.

Three victims are said to have died despite extensive CPR efforts.

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The hunt for the fourth victim, a nine-year-old boy, is still ongoing.

The identities of the deceased children, aged 11 to 12, will be released once the formal identification process is completed.

Police opened inquest dockets for further investigation.

On 29 November 2022, two children aged five and nine have drowned in a swimming pool in South Beach in KwaZulu-Natal. 

In a separate incident, two children from Bombolo Primary School in Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal lost their lives after they also drowned.

They were swimming in Msunduze River. The incident reportedly happened in Ward 2 on Tuesday, 15 November.