A day at the Aston Bay lagoon turned into a tragedy yesterday as a child drowned while swimming.
According to the NSRI, a church group from Humansdorp went to the Aston Bay Lagoon for the afternoon.
Two children aged 11 years old and 12 years old went into the Lagoon not knowing that there were deep water channels in the lagoon.
According to W/O Seekoei from the SA Police, it is alleged that the 11 year old girl screamed for help after she became aware she was in trouble.
Fortunately she was rescued by a member of the church group.
By that stage the 12 year old girl had already disappeared underwater.
Police were alerted and upon arrival contacted the Police Divers from Port Elizabeth to start a search in the lagoon.