Police in Linden are probing the alleged drowning of Cam Thomas, an 18-year-old Linden Technical Institute student who resided at Central Amelia's Ward, Linden.
The 18-year-old allegedly drowned on Sunday between 16:20h and 16:46h at Blue Lake, Kara Kara, Mackenzie, while in the company of four other friends.
Investigations revealed that the victim and four friends, a 20-year-old construction worker of Central Amelia's Ward, a 15-year-old female student of Lower Kara Kara Speightland, a 17-year-old student of Lower Kara Kara, and a 23-year-old taxi driver of Central Amelia's Ward, Linden, left to go swimming at Blue Lake.
According to the 20-year-old construction worker, while at the lake, he and 18-year-old Thomas went into the water and started swimming from the eastern to the western side.
The 20-year-old further related that he observed Thomas submerged under the water when they were about twenty feet from the eastern shore.
He attempted to rescue Thomas but was unsuccessful. The incident was subsequently reported to the Police, who visited the scene.
Efforts made by the ranks to recover the body proved futile. Further investigations are ongoing.