Two near drownings this Labor Day weekend

PALM DESERT, Calif. - Riverside County firefighters responded to two near drowning incidents Saturday, one in Palm Desert and another in Lake Elsinore.

A man was in stable condition at a hospital after nearly drowning in the  77000 block of New York Avenue in Palm Desert, said Jennifer Fuhrman of the Riverside County Fire Department.

His injury was described as minor.

At 4:12 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a possible drowning  at the La Laguna Resort and Boat Launch at 32040 Riverside Drive in Lake Elsinore, Fuhrman said.

``Firefighters on scene reported two patients needing assistance from a disabled watercraft,'' she said.

A man taken to a hospital was in stable condition and a juvenile was released to his parents at the scene, Fuhrman said.

The extent of the man's injury was not disclosed.

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