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Two boys drown in East London dam

It’s believed a nine-year-old boy got into difficulty while swimming with friends in the Bridle Drift Dam.

FILE: A rescue personnel and his dog are seen in Bridle Drift Dam. Picture: SAPS.

CAPE TOWN - Two boys have drowned in the East London area.

It’s believed a nine-year-old boy got into difficulty while swimming with friends in the Bridle Drift Dam.

His 13-year-old friend attempted to rescue him, resulting in both of them drowning.

In a separate incident, SA Police Service divers also recovered the body of a seven-year-old girl who drowned in a canal in the Sunday's River Valley, about 40 kilometres outside Port Elizabeth.

Police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart said: “We caution the community not to let the children go up to these canals on their own because it’s very dangerous.”