An Erasmia toddler has sadly passed on during a drowning incident at a Basson street residence.
According to reports, the one year old toddler wandered off while playing. Relatives found him afloat in the swimming pool.
Family members and neighbors initiated CPR and called for medical assistance.
On arrival, volunteers from Laudium Disaster Management, Safe-T-Med Africa and CERT-SA as well as paramedics from Netcare 911 and City of Tshwane attempted to resuscitate the infant.
According to Safe-T-Med Africa spokesman, Vivek Bhima, despite all resuscitative efforts, the toddler showed no signs of life and was declared deceased.
Police have opened an inquest docket into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
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