PALM DESERT, Calif. -

A woman nearly drowned in a swimming pool  on Sunday in Palm Desert and was taken to an area hospital in critical condition, a fire spokeswoman said.

Firefighters were dispatched at 11:29 a.m. to a location in the 47000 block of Kasbah Drive where the woman was found, Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann said.

It was not known for how long the woman stayed underwater or how old she was but Hagemann said the woman's medical condition was critical.