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Boy, 9, drowns in complex pool in Pretoria

A couple's move to a new house turned into tragedy after their nine-year-old son drowned in the pool at the complex in Sunnyside.

Swimming pool. Picture: Vic Brincat/Wikimedia Commons.

JOHANNESBURG – A nine-year-old boy has drowned in a pool at a complex in Sunnyside Pretoria.

The boy’s parents had just moved into the complex.

The boy allegedly took a stroll around the complex yesterday but did not return home.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha says the parents filed a missing person's report after searching the area with no luck.

Botha says neighbours raised the alarm when they spotted the nine-year-old in the pool.

“The paramedics pulled the boy out of the pool and declared him dead at the scene.”