News Story


Piru - Father and Son Victims of Drowning in Backyard Pool
6/10/2013 8:10:00 AM


Nature of Incident:


Report Number:



3700 Block of Howe Road Piru, CA

Date & Time:

June 8, 2013 at 1335 hours

Unit(s) Responsible:

West County Patrol ' Fillmore Police

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence


Ramon Alvarez

Nelson Alvarez

Piru, CA

Piru, CA





Two drowning victims were found in a residential pool in the 3700 Block of Howe Road in Piru.  Initial lifesaving efforts were provided to the victims by two citizens.   Ventura County Fire Personnel, American Medical Response ambulance personnel and Sheriff's Deputies responded to the residence and took over lifesaving efforts.   Ramon Alvarez was later pronounced dead at the scene.  Nelson Alvarez (Ramon's son) was transported via helicopter to Los Robles Hospital where he later died.  A preliminary investigation indicated that the victims drowned in an unfortunate chain of events while attempting to repair the pool mechanisms.  The Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office will be conducting a further investigation to determine the cause of death.



Prepared by:

Sergeant J. Hendren


Media Release Date:



Follow-Up Contact:

Fillmore Police Department ' Sergeant A. Aguirre


Approved by:

Captain Dave Wareham



Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).