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Boys drown in Monwabisi tidal pool

Unsupervised minors drowned in the Monwabisi tidal pool in Cape Town

A Southern African beach. Picture: Christa van der Walt/EWN

CAPE TOWN - An inquest docket has been opened following the drowning of two boys at a tidal pool near Monwabisi beach.

The boys, from Mitchell's Plain, were swimming unsupervised with friends when they ran into trouble on Wednesday.

The City of Cape Town's disaster risk management's Wilfred Solomon's Johannes said, "The city's marine unit responded and recovered the two bodies that were submerged."

He added paramedics attempted to resuscitate the two minors, but their efforts were unsuccessful."