SafeWork SA is investigating the drowning of a Waikerie boy in a community pool

South Australia’s Occupational Health and Safety Inspectorate is investigating the drowning of a nine-year-old boy in the town of Waikerie in the state’s Riverland region.

The boy is believed to be playing with friends at Waikerie Pool on Saturday afternoon when he was pulled unconscious from the water.

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Paramedics said they tried to revive the boy before taking him to Waikerie Hospital.

The community pool was closed on Sunday while Safework SA investigated.

“A verbal non-disturbance notice (NDN) was issued by SafeWork SA on Saturday evening to ensure the site remains intact after being informed of the incident at the Waikerie swimming pool,” it said in a statement.

“An inspector from SafeWork SA and an investigator visited the site on Sunday morning to investigate and conduct interviews.

“The NDN has since been lifted and the investigation is ongoing.”

Moment Turtle is rescued from garbage tangled around his neck.

Moment Turtle is rescued from garbage tangled around his neck.

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James Brien

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