Further investigations determined that the boat, which was occupied by two male adults, a female adult, and two young children, had stopped and was floating in the area just west of the Crazy Horse Cove. The female, Esmeralda Gonzalez, 41, of Monrovia, California, jumped from the boat to go for a swim. Esmeralda was not wearing a life jacket. Esmeralda began to panic in the water, so her husband, Raul Gonzalez, 44, jumped in to rescue her. Raul also was not wearing a life jacket. Both were seen struggling in the water prior to them both going under the water’s surface and not resurfacing.
Autopsy results are pending and alcohol may be a factor. This accident remains under investigation.
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