Family member leaps into pool to save child

Netcare 911 paramedics rushed to Elspark on Wednesday, responding to reports of a drowning.

“Paramedics arrived on scene at 6.43pm,” said Shawn Herbst, media liaison officer for Netcare 911.

Reports from the scene indicated that a three-year-old boy was found unconscious in a swimming pool.

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“Upon noticing the child, a family member jumped into the pool to rescue the boy,” said Herbst.

Paramedics assessed the child, who had regained consciousness and was breathing normally.

“He was rapidly transported to a nearby hospital for further assessment,” Herbst said.

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