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14-year-old drowns at Sir Lowry's Pass

Police divers recovered the teenager's body at High Riding Estate on Friday night.

Police divers recovered the teenager's body at high riding estate on Friday night 17 January. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A 14-year-old boy has drowned at a dam in Sir Lowry's Pass near Somerset West.

Police divers recovered the teenager's body at High Riding Estate on Friday night.

Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service's Theo Layne says, "At about seven o' clock the South African Police Services and Fire rescue divers located the body. The incident has been handed over to the SAPS and they have opened an inquest docket."

The National Sea Rescue Institute says it responded to more than 30 drowning's across South Africa over the past holiday season.