Durban – Two boys aged 10 and 13 drowned in 2 separate place, in Durban and Hermanus. This information was released by the National Sea Rescue Institution (NSRI), on Sunday.
The NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said on a statement, ”A 10-year-old boy [was] swept into the lagoon [in Durban] by waves that had washed over a sand bank where a group of children were playing (between the lagoon and the surf).”
The body of the 13 year old boy was found after the Police and the Rescue decided to launch a search.
Regarding the second incident that took place on Saturday late afternoon, Lambinon said on a statement, ”a 13-year-old male learner, reportedly on a school outing, had disappeared under water, where he and friends had apparently been jumping into the lagoon from a bridge,”
Lambinon also went on to say that, ”Reports from eyewitnesses suggested that the teenager may have jumped into the water to assist a fellow learner who had gotten into difficulty when he got into difficulty himself and disappeared under the water.”
It is also reported that in both incident, both boys were declared dead in the scene and dockets were opened on both cases.