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Boy, 10, drowns in Fourways river

Paramedics say they found the boy on the bottom of the river and they managed to take him out.

Paramedics at the scene of a drowning in Fourways. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - A boy believed to be 10-years-old has drowned in a river in Fourways, north of Johannesburg this afternoon.

Paramedics say they found the boy on the bottom of the river and they managed to take him out.

They say the boy was declared dead on the scene following efforts to revive him.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are not clear at this stage.

ER24’S Ineke van Huyssteen said, “Despite paramedic’s efforts, the boy died on the scene. The matter is being investigated.”

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