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At 14h53, Sunday, 19 February, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at a farm dam inland of Wilderness.

The sea rescue craft Oscars Rescuer was towed to the scene.

NSRI rescue swimmers, SA Police Services, the Police Dive Unit and Frontier Medix medical services responded.

On arrival on the scene NSRI rescue swimmers identified where a 10 year old local child had last been seen in the water before disappearing under water while swimming with friends.

4 NSRI rescue swimmers initiated a sweeping line free dive search and during the search the child was located and recovered o the shore.

CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) efforts commenced.

After all efforts to resuscitate the child were exhausted sadly the child was declared deceased.

The body of the child was taken into the care of Government Health Forensic Pathology Services.

Police have opened an inquest docket.

Condolences are conveyed to the family of the child.

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