Baby drowns in bucket of water on Garden Route
A baby has drowned in a bucket of water in a small coastal settlement outside George in the Western Cape‚ the National Sea Rescue Institute reported on Saturday.
Details of the tragedy were not immediately available. NSRI spokesman Craig Lambinon said police were already on the scene — an informal settlement at the Gwaing River Mouth — when NSRI members arrived.
“On arrival on the scene paramedics‚ Fire and Rescue Services and the SA Police Service were in attendance where sadly a baby had been declared deceased after suffering a fatal drowning in only a bucket of water in an apparent accident‚” Lambinon said in a statement.
“The body of the baby was taken into the care of Police and the Forensic Pathology Services and police counsellors are assisting the family and an inquest docket has been opened by police.”