Naya Rivera Called Out For Help Before Tragically Drowning, New Autopsy Report Reveals

Naya Rivera

Naya Rivera Called Out For Help Before Tragically Drowning, New Autopsy Report Reveals

More than two months have gone by since Naya Rivera’s tragic passing, and the full autopsy report has been released, providing more details of her final moments.

Naya Rivera’s body was discovered five days after she went missing during a boat trip with her 4-year-old son, Josey, in California’s Lake Piru. It was previously reported that the “Glee” actress accidentally drowned in the lake in July. Now, the autopsy report, released by the Ventura County Medical Examiner, has revealed that she called out for help just minutes before.

Naya Rivera’s 4-year-old son Josey, who was later found sleeping alone in the boat, said that he and the actress

“counted ‘1,2,3’ and then jumped off the boat together.”

Naya Rivera, son Josey

Shortly after, she told him


“to get back on to the boat.”

The report continues:

“She helped him onto the boat and he then heard [Rivera] yell ‘help’ and she put her arm in the air. She then disappeared into the water.”

It adds that she “was considered a good swimmer.” An employee at the lake who rented her the boat said she opted out of wearing a life vest, but he gave her one anyway. While Rivera was said to have a small amount of prescribed amphetamines in her system, based on the toxicology report, drugs did not play a part in her passing.


The autopsy report also notes that there was

“no known history of suicidal ideation or attempt.”

Continued prayers for Naya Rivera’s family and loved ones.


Authored by: Char Patterson