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.