Glee star Naya Rivera‘s 4-year-old son, Josey, has supplied heartbreaking new particulars of how his mom drowned — telling investigators that they counted “1, 2,3” collectively before gleefully leaping off their little boat.
Details of Rivera’s July drowning demise had been obtained by obtained by People, which reported she was swimmer however struggled with vertigo that intensified when she was within the water, based on new post-mortem and investigation particulars.
Rivera had counted “1, 2, 3” before she and Josey jumped off their pontoon boat and into Lake Piru in Southern California on July 8, the filings reveal.
Rivera had labored to ensure her baby was safely again on the boat before she succumbed.
“She helped him onto the boat after which he then heard [Naya] yell ‘assist’ and he or she put her arm within the air,” the report stated the boy advised investigators.
“She then disappeared into the water,” the report states, based on People.
The post-mortem, which formally guidelines Rivera’s demise an unintentional drowning, famous that Rivera was wholesome, however had a historical past of vertigo “that may worsen when she was within the water.”
Her vertigo was intense sufficient that she had been handled for it at Cedars Sinai hospital, based on the report.
Rivera had a small quantity of prescribed amphetamines in her system, together with therapeutic quantities of the anti-anxiety drug diazepam and the urge for food suppressant phentermine in her system.
The medication weren’t recognized as elements in her demise.
The actress’ physique was discovered floating close to the northeastern nook of Lake, about six days after she went lacking.
Josey, whose father is her ex-husband, actor Ryan Dorsey, was discovered asleep on the boat that Wednesday afternoon, carrying a life jacket and wrapped in a towel.
Lake Piru, a man-made reservoir, closed briefly after the tragedy before reopening to the general public in August.
There had been eight earlier drownings within the lake relationship again to 1994.