Boy (5) may have drowned
Police divers are searching for a five-year-old who went missing in a dam in Botrivier.
CAPE TOWN - Police divers are looking for a five-year-old boy who may have drowned in a dam in Botrivier in the Overberg.
It is understood the child and went swimming with three others on Wednesday.
The police's Andre Traut said, "The circumstances surrounding the alleged drowning are being investigated. An inquest docket has been opened."
Meanwhile, Botrivier resident Yvonne Boules said the dam is meant to be off limits, but naughty children still want to swim there.
"This dam has a huge fence around it with barbed wire with a locked gate. Unfortunately the children just want to swim so desperately so they've cut holes into the fence."