Young girl nearly drowns

Girl pulled out of pool near Desert Hot Springs

POSTED: 11:19 AM PST Feb 09, 2014 
DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. -

(CNS) - A pre-teen girl nearly drowned in a pool in an unincorporated area south of Desert Hot Springs Saturday, authorities said.

Firefighters were called at about 4:30 p.m. to the 70800 block of Dillon Road, said Mark Annas of the Riverside County Fire Department.

``Bystanders pulled the child out of the pool and administered CPR prior to firefighter arrival,'' he said.

The girl was in critical condition when she was taken to a hospital, Annas said.

An update on her condition was not immediately available.