23 Sep 2017, Vaal River: A boy, believed to be 19-years-old, has drowned this afternoon in the Vaal River. ER24 paramedics, along with the SAPS Water Wing, were called to the scene at 14h07 by the boy’s friends.
Upon arrival, SAPS rescue divers immediately began to search the river. After some time, SAPS divers managed to retrieve the boy and return him to the nearby banks.
Paramedics assessed him and found no signs of life. Nothing more could be done for him and he was declared dead.
Local authorities were on the scene to investigate the cause of this incident.