Glee star Naya Rivera passed away a few months ago in a tragic accident that shocked the world. A new report on her death indicates that she called out for help to her young son before drowning in an accident in a Californian lake Piru.
The 33-year-old actress had gone missing on 8 July and her body was discovered on 13 July, while her young four-year-old son, Josey, had been discovered alone on a boat hired by his mother, one hour after a search had been launched.
An autopsy by the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office has now shed more light on her death. The report indicates that she declined a life jacket when renting a boat on 8 July, but a member of staff ensure a life vest was available on the vessel for her.
“Shortly afterwards Rivera pushed the boy back onto the boat. When the child looked back, he saw his mother put her arm in the air and shout “help,” according to the report. Boat rental worker Bryan Tomaszewski went looking for the rented vessel when it was not returned on time and found Josey wrapped in a towel, wearing a life vest and asleep.”
The report added, “A spare adult-sized life jacket was also on the boat, along with Rivera’s possessions including her bag and mobile phone.”
Reports from The Sun say that the star had alcohol and prescription drugs in her system when she died. The outlet reports the autopsy found: “a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.016.
“She also had levels of low levels of amphetamine, caffeine, diazepam, nordiazepam, phentermine.”