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Boy (5) drowns in pool

A five-year-old boy has died after drowning in a swimming pool.

A residential swimming pool. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - A five-year-old boy drowned on Wednesday after falling into a swimming pool in Vanderbijlpark, south of Johannesburg.

The child was found at a home where his grandmother is employed as a domestic worker.

The boy was apparently exploring in the garden at the time.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeff Wicks said the boy was found floating on the water.

"The grandmother ran to the scene and found that he was not breathing. Paramedics arrived and immediately tried to resuscitate him."

The boy died on the scene.

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