A nine-year-old boy was found at the bottom of a complex swimming pool on Sunday morning after he was reported missing in Sunnyside, Pretoria, on Saturday.
The family had moved into the complex on Saturday when the boy went for a walk and did not return home, Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said.
“The parents made a missing persons report and searched but could not find the child. This (Sunday) morning, a person living in the complex raised the alarm when they spotted a child at the bottom of the pool.”
Paramedics and the fire brigade were called to the scene, where the boy was recovered by firefighters.
“Netcare 911 paramedics declared the child dead at the scene.”