Christina Bailey, the 51-year-old Cache Valley woman died Jan. 25, 2020, while swimming at Crystal Hot Springs (Courtesy: GoFundMe)
HONEYVILLE — Law enforcement has identified the 51-year-old Cache Valley woman who died while swimming at Crystal Hot Springs. Christina Bailey drowned Saturday afternoon after struggling to swim in one of the pools at the resort.
Box Elder County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Dale Ward said Bailey and a friend were reportedly swimming in the large pool when she began struggling to stay afloat around 3 p.m.
A nearby group of teenagers noticed that she appeared to be in trouble. They called for assistance and she was removed from the pool.
Other pool visitors, who had medical background training, performed CPR while emergency crews were called. Box Elder Sheriff’s deputies, Tremonton Fire and EMS, Honeyville First Responders were all dispatched to the scene. A number of other law enforcement agencies responded and a medical helicopter was requested.
Paramedics continued performing lifesaving procedures when they arrived. They transported Bailey by ambulance to Bear River Valley Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
Ward explained that investigators cannot confirm whether Bailey died as a result of drowning, or might have suffered from another medical issue that led to her being unable to remain afloat in the pool. Her body was transported to the Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.
According to friends and family, Bailey was born in Denmark and lived in the United States most of her adult life. She is being remembered on social media as someone was kind, helpful, creative, hardworking, and fun-loving. She also knew how to make those around her feel important and appreciated.
Funeral services have not been announced.
Bailey leaves behind two daughters.
A GoFundMe account has been created to help the family cover funeral expenses.