4 children drown in Richards Bay dam

The NSRI's Norman Rautenbach says an investigation is underway following the the incident on Monday.

Picture: www.nsri.org.za.

CAPE TOWN - Four children between the ages of five and 13 have drowned in a dam in Richards Bay.

It's believed that all of the children are local primary school learners.

The NSRI's Norman Rautenbach says an investigation is underway following the the incident on Monday.

This comes after a 21-year-old man drowned in the Camps Bay area on Monday evening.

It’s believed the deceased was part of a group of three men who were swept out to sea, by rip currents, at Kessels Rocks.

Bystanders assisted in pulling the man out the water and administered CPR on the scene, but they were unable to revive him.

The other two men managed to get to a place of safety on their own.

The NSRI's Craig Lambinon says has urged beachgoers to be careful.

“We are urging the public to educate themselves about water. The NSRI has water programme which educates around four million children around the country on water safety, bystander CPR and how to call an emergency. We are appealing to the public to have a safety conscious mindset.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)