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Young girl nearly drowns

Published On: Feb 09 2014 01:19:02 PM CST

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.