The Thornhill Police are conducting an inquest after an 8 year old boy drowned in the Loerie Dam on Sunday morning.
“Maro Kiewiet and his friends were playing on the Loerie Dam wall when Maro apparently slipped and fall into the dam,” said W/O Seekoei from the South African Police.
His friends screamed for help and were heard by an adult who was nearby.
This man then alerted the Police.
Maro’s body was recovered by the Police Search and Rescue Unit from Port Elizabeth. The investigation continues.