The search is on for an 8 year-old girl and a man who tried to rescue her after she slipped into a canal in Cape Town.
The incident happened near the Vygieskraal informal settlement in Athlone.
The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service is currently searching at different spots of the canal. Divers are on the scene.
Eyewitnesses told Radio 786 that the child was playing with friends on the banks of the canal when she slipped in.
The man jumped into the canal in an attempt to save the child as she was drifting.