The victim of a fatal boating accident in Pyramid Lake was identified Monday as a 52-year-old West Covina resident.
Rick Tanovan, identified by the Los Angeles County coroner, was confirmed dead Sunday after deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department parks bureau found him floating near a boat with its bow protruding from the water, said Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez.
The man had no obvious signs of physical trauma and appeared to have drowned, but the exact cause of death has yet to be determined, Navarro-Suarez said.
She said there were no signs of damage to the boat.
An autopsy on the body is pending, according to the coroner's office.