PLEASANTON (CBS SF) — An 8-year-old girl has died from injuries suffered when she was discovered submerged in a community pool at Castlewood Country Club, authorities announced Wednesday.
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department said the child was swimming in the pool on Saturday afternoon when a lifeguard noticed she was submerged and not moving.
The child was unresponsive so the lifeguard pulled her out of the water and begin lifesaving measures. Fire and paramedics arrived a short time later and were able to obtain a faint pulse.
The little girl was transported to a local hospital and later transferred to Children’s Hospital in Oakland where she lingered in critical condition. On Wednesday, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department said 8-year-old Ann Cai died at 12:38 a.m. Wednesday at Children’s Hospital in Oakland.
Authorities said it appears the incident was “a tragic accident.” Castlewood management was cooperating with the investigation.