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NSRI urges parents to be extra vigilant around beaches and in water

In a separate incident, two children survived a near drowning incident at the same lagoon on Friday.

Hundreds of people at Strandfontein Beach. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is urging parents to be extra vigilant and ensure their children’s safety around beach areas and in water.

Yesterday, a boy of about nine or 10 years old drowned at the Wilderness Lagoon.

In a separate incident, two children survived a near drowning incident at the same lagoon on Friday.

The NSRI’s Craig Lambinon says, “We urge parents to make sure that they have responsible supervision around water, both in land and coastal waters. If you go to beaches, go to beaches where lifeguards are on duty.

“Make sure that the family knows where the lifeguards are so that if you need assistance you can call them quickly.”