8-year-old drowns at Desert Hot Springs resort


An 8-year-old boy drowned at a Desert Hot Springs resort swimming pool on Friday night.

Police were called to the Vista Ventana Resort and Spa on Palm Drive at 9:24 pm, reports the Press Enterprise. Officers found the boy unresponsive near the swimming pool and took over life-saving measures from adults at the scene.

The boy was taken to Desert Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.  While it appears to be an accident, the incident is being investigated by police.

“This unfortunate incident appears to be an accident but DHSPD detectives are conducting an investigation,” Desert Hot Springs Police Sgt. Miguel Preciado said.