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Naya Rivera Autopsy Report Reveals She Called For Help Before Drowning

Naya Rivera Autopsy Report Reveals She Called For Help Before Drowning

Naya Rivera called out for help as she drowned, her autopsy report indicates.

The report, released on Friday 11th September, says the Glee star raised her arm and cried out for assistance when she accidentally drowned while boating with her four-year-old son in Lake Piru, California on July 13th.

Ventura County Medical Examiner explained that Naya's little boy, Josey Hollis Dorsey, remembered he and his mother shouting "1,2,3" before jumping off the pontoon boat into the water.

Josey said his mother than helped him back onto the boat, and at this point the little boy "noticed the decedent put her arm up in the air and yelled 'help'".

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The report said that Josey
The report said that Josey

"The decedent then disappeared in to the water," the report added.

The report confirmed that Naya "knew how to swim well" but had "a history of vertigo that that would get worse when she was in the water" and was also taking medication for a sinus infection.

"The decedent would have vertigo to the point of vomiting, but she learned to control the symptoms with antihistamines," it said.

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Medical examiner's toxicology tests revealed that the actress had low level amounts of diazepam - the anti-anxiety drug - and the appetite suppressant phentermine in her system.

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At the time of her death, Naya's blood alcohol concentration was 0.016.

The cause of the actress' death remains 'drowning' and the manner of death an accident (Credit: Instagram / Naya Rivera)
The cause of the actress' death remains 'drowning' and the manner of death an accident (Credit: Instagram / Naya Rivera)

The report said: "[Naya's] cell phone, syringes with a pink fluid substance, identification, and a filled prescription slip for amphetamine was found in [her] purse.

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"Three 12 ounce White Claw alcohol cans were located near [her] purse. One of the cans was empty, one was open and was about 3⁄4 full, and one was unopened. There was a bag with food items on a bench seat near the front of the boat."

The report stated that Naya had "no known history of suicidal ideation or attempt".

The TV star was aged 33 when she went missing on July 8th after taking her son out on the hired pontoon boat on Lake Piru, just outside of Los Angeles.

Five days later, on the 13th July, Naya's body was discovered in the lake.

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The cause of the actress death remains "drowning", and the manner of death an accident.

The actress was laid to rest at Hollywood Hills cemetery Forest Lawn Memorial Park, a fortnight after her death.

Featured Image Credit: Naya Rivera / Instagram

Topics: Glee, Naya Rivera, News, Celebrity News

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Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.