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An 8-year-old boy drowned at the Emerald swimming pool yesterday

VANDERBIJLPARK - The Emerald Resort and Casino in Vanderbijlpark has issued a statement confirming that a young boy drowned at the Aquadome yesterday. Managing Director at Emerald Resort and Casino, Mark Hands, said an 8-year-old boy was playing in the pool when he came into difficulty. He was then removed from the water by a member of their team of lifeguards. Hands said CPR was administered at the scene until the paramedics arrived, but they unfortunately were unsuccessful in reviving the child. Hands said they are deeply saddened by the incident and their thoughts and prayers go out the child's family and the team members involved at this difficult time. According to the statement, the Aquadome will remain closed until Wednesday while counselling is offered to the family and Emerald's Team members.

PHOTO: (Emerald Resort and Casino)


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