3 children among weekend spate of EC water deaths

Four people, including three children, drowned in the province over the weekend and one person is still missing.

An eight-year-old girl has become the first victim of drowning at the popular Second Beach in Port St Johns this festive season, while her 12-year-old friend miraculously survived and had to be rushed to hospital.

Eastern Cape health spokesman Sizwe Kupelo said yesterday the young victim and her friend were among scores of bathers at the beach on Friday between 5pm and 6pm.

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