3-year-old critical after non-fatal drowning in Marianhill
KwaZulu-Natal: At 12H31 Wednesday morning Netcare 911 responded to reports of a drowning in Holzner Avenue in Marianhill, West of Durban. Reports from the scene indicate that a 3-year-old male had allegedly fallen into the home pool and drowned. Neighbours heard the splashing and cries for help and went to investigate, when they saw the child was submerged in the pool. The neighbour jumped the fence to rescue the child. When paramedics arrived on scene, CPR had already been initiated by the neighbour. A full advanced life support resuscitation was initiated on takeover and a pulse successfully regained. The young boy was place on a ventilator and rushed to hospital for further treatment. Circumstances leading up to the drowning will be investigated by the Marianhill SAPS who were on scene.