Police in Limpopo have recovered the body of one of two boys who drowned at Seshega Dam while swimming with friends on Saturday.
“The information we have is that the boys swam and crossed the dam using white foam props as floatation devices, which is said to be practiced in the area.
“The unfortunate situation occurred when their ‘boat’ overturned in the middle of the dam and both boys drowned,” said spokesperson Lieutenant Malesela Ledwaba.
The boys were identified as Katsema Ramaru, 9 and 12-year-old Kubu Mashila,
Diving teams resumed the search for the remaining body on Sunday.
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Ledwaba urged guardians and parents to keep an eye on their children and be aware of their whereabouts at all times.
“Parents are advised to ensure that their children do not swim unsupervised. They should be wary of this dam as several cases of drowning have been reported in the area in the past.”
In June, two believers drowned during a baptism at Maseteka Dam in Maleboho, Limpopo.
The drowning is the second incident this month after a pastor and a church member drowned during a baptism at River Mogol in Lefalala.
The deceased have been identified as Elvis Ramakgafola, 21, and Michael Rampa, 29, of Mohodi Ga-Mantata village.
They allegedly fell into the water when the pastor was busy performing the baptism ritual. One of them managed to swim out, the second, a woman, managed to be saved, the other two drowned.
Two bodies were retrieved by divers of the SAPS search and rescue unit.
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