Thirteen-year-old Amuel Sancho of Dazzell Housing Scheme died by drowning at Belfield, ECD between 14:00-15:30hrs today, police say.
Sancho was there with relatives. Reports are that the teen plunged into the trench but did not resurface.
His cousin, who went in search of him, later pulled the teen’s motionless body from the trench.
Police were summoned and the teen was rushed to the CC Nicholson Hospital at Nabaclis, ECD. Sancho was pronounced dead on arrival by a doctor on duty.
The body was escorted to Lyken Funeral Home. Investigations are ongoing.