Two young, Kotsema Ramaru aged 9 and his friend 12 years old Kubu Mashilo, both from Seshego Zone 5 were apparently swimming with their friends when this unfortunate incident occurred.
The information at our disposal is that the boys were swimming and crossing the dam using white foam props as flotation devices; an occurrence which is said to be a usual practice in the area. The unfortunate situation happened when their “boat” capsized in the middle of the dam and both boys drowned.
The South African Police Service Search and Rescue members were called to the scene. Divers managed to retrieve the body of one of the boys yesterday.
The Teams will resume with the search for the remaining body this morning, Sunday 14 August 2022.
Parents are cautioned to ensure that their children do not engage in swimming activities unsupervised. They must also be wary of this dam as several drowning incidents were reported in the area in the past.
“The SA Police Service Search and Rescue members conducted the search on Saturday. They worked hard until Monday at about 12:00 when they managed to retrieve the body of the second drowning victim,” police said.