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Press Release: Drowning
Agency: Palm Desert Police
Station Area: Palm Desert
Written Date: January 15, 2018 Time: 7:00 PM
Incident Date: January 15, 2018 Time: 2:29 PM
Incident Location: Merill Dr., Palm Desert
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Rod LaBrecque
File Number(s): T180150062


On Monday, January 15, 2018 at approximately 2:30 PM, officers from the Palm Desert Police Department responded to a residence located on Merill Dr., in the city of Palm Desert, reference a drowning.  The victim was found in the pool by a family member.  Officers arrived and initiated CPR until relieved by personnel from the California Department of Forestry. 

The victim was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced deceased.  This is an on-going investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Palm Desert Police Department at 760-836-1600.


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