westville swimming pool drowning

Durban – An eight-year-old girl has drowned at the Westville swimming pool. According to Rescue Care operations director Garrith Jamieson, around 12:45pm they were alerted to the incident.

“Upon arrival, we found that lifeguards had pulled the girl from the pool and had begun CPR on the girl. Immediately, advanced life support medics took over CPR efforts. Despite continuing rescuscitation for over 45 minutes, medics were unsuccessful and the girl was declared dead at the scene. The body was then handed over to police who will be investigating further,” Jamieson said.

Meanwhile, several people have been injured in a number of crashes around the province.

ER24’s Ross Campbell said three people in their late 30s were seriously injured when they lost control and rolled their vehicle on the main road through Mpolweni Mission near Albert Falls in KZN at midday on Wednesday.

“ER24 paramedics as well as other private services were on the scene at 12 midday to find two women and one man lying on the ground outside the vehicle. All three had suffered serious injuries and were treated with advanced life support interventions before being transported to both Edendale and Northdale Hospitals for further care. A fourth person is believed to have fled the scene,” he said.

Campbell said on the N3 outside Balgowen, between Howick and Mooi River, seven people were injured when the vehicle that they were travelling in, overturned.

“The Avanza had crashed through the centre median and landed up on the opposite highway. All the patients were adults and had suffered injuries ranging from minor to moderate, with one woman requiring Advanced Life Support interventions. The seven patients were transported by the three emergency services on scene to Northdale, Greys and Edendale hospitals for further care,” he said.

Source: The Mercury

Seven people were injured near Balgowan on the N3