Two children die in coast drowning incidents


File: The NSRI rescued five people after their boats capsized in two separate incidents off Cape Town and Port Elizabeth respectively.

JOHANNESBURG - Two children have drowned in two separate incidents at the coast over the weekend. 

According to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), a 10-year-old boy was swept into the ocean at a lagoon in Durban where he was playing on a sandbank with a group of children. 

The boy&39;s body was recovered following an extensive search, and he was declared deceased. 

In Hermanus, a 13-year-old boy, reportedly on a school outing, disappeared underwater in a lagoon. His body was later retrieved and he was declared dead at the scene. 

Reports from eye-witnesses suggested that the teenager may have jumped into the water to assist a fellow learner who had gotten into difficulty in the water when he got into difficulty himself and disappeared under water.

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