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Tuscany Hills: Child in Critical Condition After Drowning

The near drowning was reported at 6:49 p.m. at the Tuscany Hills Recreation Center Pool.

A 5-year-old child was in critical condition Tuesday after drowning in a Lake Elsinore pool, authorities said.

The near drowning was reported at 6:49 p.m. at the , according to CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department.

The child was transported by ground ambulance to a regional trauma center in critical condition, Riverside County Fire Department Spokesperson Jody Hagemann said.

Sgt. David Sanches of the Lake Elsinore Police Department said when officers arrived, "Cal Fire was administering life-saving aid to a five-year-old juvenile that was found unresponsive in the pool."

"The Lake Elsinore Police Department would like remind everyone of the importance of pool safety," Sanches said. 

Anyone with additional information regarding the incident may contact Deputy Giles or Investigator Holder at the Lake Elsinore Station at 951-245-3300 or Central Dispatch at 951-776-1099.

Editor's Note: This post was updated with information from the Lake Elsinore Police Department, such as the child's age.

some guy August 15, 2012 at 10:28 PM
very sad, i just seen the donation box, very said, RIP "lil one", life was cut short..
Mom August 16, 2012 at 05:37 AM
To lil E.J. 's family my heart and prayers go out you! May our Lord bring you peace and resignation. @Noah & Constant Comment I pray that you never have to go trough the pain, anger, sorrow this family is going trough..... You two would not be having soo many answers to what happened that day, if you were in that position!!!
cecilia October 16, 2012 at 05:33 AM
well accidents are accidents this was a horible accident but my prayers go out to the mom all the comments in the world cant bring ej back
cecilia October 16, 2012 at 05:43 AM
This is for all the sick comments nun of us can say we no how she feels because we dont..... the pain that the family has is never gonna go away.......i mean he was only five this shud b a lesson learned for the monitor who didnt give ej cpr.....wat if it was ur child how wud u feel?
KevWild October 16, 2012 at 06:04 AM
R.I.P. little one. :(

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