Girl Survives Near-Drowning at Public Pool

10-year-old San Marcos girl transported to hospital via helicopter

By Lauren Steussy
|  Tuesday, May 29, 2012  |  Updated 9:01 PM PDT
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Girl Survives Near-Drowning at Public Pool

A 10-year-old girl was air-lifted from a public pool in San Marcos Tuesday after nearly drowning.

The girl was swimming in the Woodland Park Aquatic Facility at about 1:30 p.m. when lifeguards jumped in to rescue her, according to Battalion Chief Rick Vogt of the San Marcos Fire Department.

The incident was first reported on by our media partners the North County Times.

When medics arrived to assist lifeguards, the girl was in moderate condition. Vogt could not release details on her condition or the manner of her near-drowning.

The girl visited the pool, which just re-opened for the summer on Memorial weekend, with a school trip.

The pool features a 25-meter racing pool, a 30' by 40' diving pool and an 18-foot diameter wading pool. It also contains a 50-foot slide into the pool, according to the pool's website.

 

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