DESERT HOT SPRINGS: Child drowns in resort swimming pool

DESERT HOT SPRINGS – An 8-year-old boy drowned at a Desert Hot Springs resort swimming pool, a police sergeant said Saturday.

Police were dispatched at 9:24 p.m. Friday to the Vista Ventana Resort and Spa, located in the 11200 block of Palm Drive after receiving reports of a possible drowning, according to Desert Hot Springs Police Sgt. Miguel Preciado.

There, officers found the boy unresponsive near the swimming pool, and took over life-saving measures from the adults at the scene, he said.

Firefighters and paramedics arrived at the resort shortly afterward and took the boy to Desert Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead, Preciado said.

The victim was identified as Issac Moore of Desert Hot Springs, according to the Riverside County coroner’s office.

“This unfortunate incident appears to be an accident but DHSPD detectives are conducting an investigation,” Preciado said.

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