Incidents September 12, 2020
[ERASMUS PARK] – Child drowns in lake.
A 3-year-old boy was declared dead this afternoon following a fatal drowning at a lake in Erasmus Park, Pretoria.
ER24 paramedics, along with another service, arrived on the scene at 16h35 to find the child lying on the nearby banks. Family members and an off-duty doctor had already begun CPR.
Medics quickly assessed the child and found that he showed no signs of life. Nothing could be done for him, and he was declared dead.
It is understood that a rower had spotted the body floating in the water and immediately brought the child to the bank.
The details surrounding this incident are not yet known.