Late Glee star Naya Rivera “put her arm up and yelled for assist” earlier than she drowned in a boating accident in July, a autopsy examination has revealed.
Rivera went missing on July eight this 12 months after taking her four-year-old son boating on Lake Piru in Southern California.
She was lacking for 5 days, earlier than being pronounced dead as her body was recovered from the lake on July 13.
The brand new autopsy report (per Sky News), from the Ventura County Medical Examiner, revealed that Rivera and her son had been swimming on the lake, and he or she helped him again into the boat earlier than “placing her arm up within the air and [yelling] ‘assist’” earlier than she “disappeared in to the water.”
Rivera’s son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, was discovered sleeping on the boat later that day. Based on the report, Dorsey informed Rivera’s mom, Yolanda Previtire, that he and Rivera had counted “one, two, three” collectively earlier than leaping off the boat into the lake.
The report added that the actor “knew methods to swim effectively,” although declined to make use of a life jacket, in accordance with the person who lent her the boat.
Elsewhere within the new report, it was revealed that Rivera suffered from vertigo, that “would worsen when she was within the water.”
“The decedent would have vertigo to the purpose of vomiting,” the report stated, “however she realized to regulate the issue with antihistamines.”
The toxicology report on the actor additionally revealed that caffeine and low ranges of prescribed amphetamine and diazepam had been present in her system. The post-mortem additionally discovered a blood alcohol focus of 0.016 per cent.
An NME obituary described Naya Rivera as “a fierce expertise and a trailblazer for LGBTQ+ illustration.”
“It’s no exaggeration to state that, for lots of younger LGBTQ+ individuals rising up, Naya Rivera, was way over one other actor enjoying a cheerleader on a TV present. She was a real and highly effective reflection for queer individuals – what an unlimited and highly effective legacy to go away behind.”