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Boy (17) drowns at Melkbosstrand Beach

When ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene on Tuesday morning they found lifeguards and the NSRI performing CPR on the teen.

FILE: Picture: NSRI.

CAPE TOWN - A 17-year-old boy has drowned at Melkbosstrand Beach on Tuesday.

When ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene on Tuesday morning they found lifeguards and the NSRI performing CPR on the teen.

Paramedics immediately took over and initiated advanced life support interventions.

ER24’s Russel Meiring said: “Unfortunately after several attempts, the boy was pronounced dead. The exact details surrounding this incident are not yet known as local authorities were on the scene for further investigation.”