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Ravensmead boy (7) drowns in retention basin

Emergency Services officials & police responded to the scene on Saturday, but were able to save the boy.

FILE. Emergency service officials and police responded to the scene on Saturday, but were not able to save the boy. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - The circumstances surrounding the drowning of a boy in Ravensmead are under investigation.

The seven-year-old drowned in a retention basin on Saturday.

Emergency service officials and police responded to the scene on Saturday, but were not able to save the boy.

Western Cape Emergency Services' Robert Daniels says, "On Saturday afternoon at 12:15am a seven-year-old boy drowned in stagnant water. Emergency Services, including Emergency Medical and the South African Police Service, arrived at the scene and CPR was administered but the little boy was unfortunately declared dead."

Meanwhile, police are investigating the death of a little boy who was electrocuted in Gordan's Bay.

It's believed storm winds caused a tree to fall on power cables on Friday, killing the grade six pupil.