Officials investigating after husband and wife drown at Lake Havasu

Posted at 11:01 AM, Jul 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-24 00:14:44-04

Officials are investigating after a husband and wife drowned at Lake Havasu on Friday. 

The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to a report of an adult woman that was pulled from the water just before 3:30 p.m. 

Good Samaritans who were off duty Los Angeles County deputy sheriff's performed CPR on the woman before she was later pronounced dead by fire personnel at the Crazy Horse Docks. 

Deputies then learned a man was missing from the same boat. Search crews located the man about 15 minutes later at the bottom of the lake in approximately 12 feet of water. 

The man was taken to the Crazy Horse Docks where he was also pronounced dead. 

Deputies later learned that the victims' boat was floating just west of the Crazy Horse Cove when 41-year-old Esmeralda Gonzalez of Monrovia, California jumped from the boat to go for a swim. 

Authorities say Esmeralda was not wearing a life jacket and began to panic in the water. 

This prompted her husband, 44-year-old Raul Gonzalez, to jump in to the water to try to rescue her. He was also not wearing a life jacket. 

Both were reportedly seen struggling in the water before going under and not resurfacing.

Another adult and two young children were also on the boat at the time of the incident, deputies said. 

Deputies say alcohol may be a factor in this incident. Autopsy results are pending at this time.

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