A 15-year-old boy African-Australian boy drowned at Glenelg beach in Adelaide

A 15-year-old boy from a Burundian background, Elisase Nimbona drowned at Glenelg beach in Adelaide, South Australia. 

Surf Life Saving SA said the tragic death occurred on Monday when the teenager from Goodwood was pulled from the water after he experienced difficulty under the jetty.


Eliase Nimbona who drowned at the Glenelg beach in Adelaide

A group of boys present at the scene tried to save the boy but were unsuccessful.

Paramedics also attended the site and gave him CPR, but they were unable to resuscitate him. They said they could not establish how long the boy had been in the water, before anyone noticed him.

The boy’s mother was at the beach but she was reported not to have seen the teenager for about two of hours and did not suspect that he had drowned.

On 1 January 2016, two young African children from Burundi aged 11 drowned at the same beach when trying to cool off a very hot day in Adelaide.  



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