What was meant to be a fun Sunday at the pool ended in tragedy after a 10-year-old girl drowned at Trafalgar Swimming Pool in Woodstock, and bystanders are still reeling in shock.
Councillor Ian McMahon for Ward 115 in the City of Cape Town explained that the incident happened at 3:59pm on Sunday afternoon and two Western Cape Government Health, EMS ambulances were on scene.
“Lifeguards fought bravely to resuscitate the … minor, sadly they were unsuccessful,” he said.
“The City of Cape Town would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased minor,” Councillor McMahon adds.
A second minor, 12 years of age, was also transported to hospital by a private ambulance service that same day.
The pool remains closed until further notice.
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