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9-year-old Bloem girl drowns in farm quarry

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Paramedics battled to save the girl's life, but she was declared dead on the scene.

The quarry where the little girl drowned. Picture: ER24

A girl, believed to be 9 years old, drowned in a quarry on a farm in Rhodewal, Bloemfontein this afternoon.

According to ER24 spokesperson, Annine Siddall, the, the incident occurred at approximately 3pm.

“Local police alerted ER24 paramedics to the incident,” Siddall said.

She added that ER24 paramedics provided the patient with advanced life support interventions for about 40 minutes,

“Unfortunately she was later declared dead on the scene,” she said.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.