Johannesburg - A man has drowned during a baptism ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa, emergency services said on Monday.
"A 30-year-old man drowned along the Juskei river in Buccleuch, north of Johannesburg, during a baptism ceremony this Sunday morning at around 10:00," spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said.
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"He was confirmed dead on scene."
Mulaudzi said emergency services urged church practitioners to make sure the area was safe before conducting baptisms, or to rather conduct them in a safer environment.