Teen drowns at Cosy beach

Two men were arrested for attempted robbery in Bo-Kaap

An inquest docket has been opened after an 18-year-old boy drowned in Cosy Beach, Oudekraal, on Saturday, March 6.

According to ER24 spokesperson Ross Campbell, ER24 paramedics arrived after 2pm along with Life Healthcare Emergency Response to find a group five teenagers on the rocks, some distance from the shore.

The teenagers were performing CPR on their friend who had disappeared under the water while they were swimming.

They had managed to bring him to the surface after several minutes and then had lifted him onto a rock where they started CPR.

“Once the paramedics had reached the scene and taken over CPR, the friends had been trying to revive him for about 20 minutes. The paramedics continued for some time before unfortunately declaring the young man dead on the scene,” he said.

Atlantic Sun contacted the family of the teenager who drowned but they declined to comment and asked for privacy during this difficult time.

BLOB Meanwhile, two men were arrested in Bo-Kaap on Sunday, March 7, after two Arab students were held at knifepoint and one was hit with a brick in Leeuwen Street in an attempted robbery.

Bo-Kaap Neighbourhood Watch was contacted and they chased down the men and apprehended them in Buitengracht Street. They were handed to the police.

BLOB Three men were arrested for possession of housebreaking implements and fraud for false car licence plates in Green Point on Sunday, March 7.

BLOB Members of the Camps Bay Community Safety Initiative (CBCSI) apprehended a man who robbed a resident of his cricket bat while he was training at the Symmonds Field cricket nets on Tuesday last week.

They retrieved the stolen bat within an hour of the incident occurring.