TUSTIN (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a 2-year-old girl was found unconscious in a Tustin pool where students learn to swim.
The little girl was breathing and taken to an area hospital where she is reportedly in stable condition,READ MORE: No-Burn Order Extended For 8th Consecutive Day
Officials said the girl is expected to make a full recovery.
Firefighters were called about 1:50 p.m. to the Blue Buoy Swim School of Orange County at 1702 Nisson Road, said Capt. William Lackey of the Orange County Fire Authority.
The incident occurred on the heels of the drowning death on Friday of a 56-year-old woman in the 23500 block of Sandstone in Mission Viejo and the near-drowning the same day of a 3-year-old girl at a backyard pool party in Yorba Linda, Lackey said.
The woman in Mission Viejo was by herself — gardening — near a backyard pool and somehow ended up in the water about 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to the captain.
The woman was found at the bottom of the deep end by her husband and pronounced dead at the scene, Lackey said.
“It did not appear she knew how to swim,” Lackey said.
About 4:30 p.m. Friday, a 3-year-old girl attending a backyard party in the 20400 block Via Celestina in Yorba Linda had to be rescued. She left the pool to use the restroom and then got back into the water without her water wings, Lackey said.READ MORE: Jacqueline Avant Memorial Fund To Benefit New MLK Children's Center In Watts
She was underwater for a brief time before she was retrieved by an adult at the party, he said.
She was taken to a hospital znc is expected to make a full recovery, Lackey said.
This year, 22 people, 11 of them adults who were in or around the water alone, have drowned in Orange County, Lackey said.
There have also been 41 near-drownings, which sometimes result in permanent debilitating brain injuries, he said.
Orange County is not alone in pool tragedies.
A young female toddler was critically injured in a near-drowning in Moreno Valley Saturday, authorities said.
Firefighters responded about 5:40 p.m. to a single-family home in the 12000 block of Amber Hill Trail, April Newman of the Riverside County Fire Department said.MORE NEWS: CHiPs For Kids Toy Drive Kicks Off For 2021
The girl “was transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital in critical condition, with a firefighter on board,” Newman said.