Boy drowns at North County party
June 30, 2014
An 11-year-old Morro Bay boy died Friday evening after drowning in a lagoon at a private party near San Miguel.
Michael Derick Gallegos had been swimming with other children at Star Farms, located southeast of San Miguel, around 5:30 p.m. Gallegos then went missing for about 10 minutes, prompting a 911 call.
Individuals at the event located the boy, brought him to shore and initiated CPR as San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies responded. The deputies continued CPR and rushed Gallegos to Twin Cities Hospital in Templeton.
But, doctors determined that he had succumbed to injuries resulting from the drowning. They pronounced Gallegos dead at 10:41 p.m.
The county coroner’s unit is conducting a further investigation into the death.