April 27, 2011 (Lakeside) – A five-year-old girl who slipped and fell into the pool at Barona Resort in Lakeside this afternoon has been transported to Children’s Hospital, East County Magazine has learned.
“A guest jumped in, pulled her out and gave her CPR,” a source at Barona who asked not to be named confirmed. “Our EMTs showed up and she was fine, breathing on her own.”
San Diego Sheriff Lt. Walker confirmed that the child was breathing when deputies arrived. As a precaution, the child was taken to the hospital.
The child was with her parents when the accident occurred. Asked if a lifeguard was on duty, the Barona source indicated that a pool attendant was on duty, however Barona, like many resorts in San Diego, does not have a lifeguard.