Piru - Father and Son Victims of Drowning in Backyard Pool
6/10/2013 8:10:00 AM
Nature of Incident:
3700 Block of Howe Road Piru, CA
Date & Time:
June 8, 2013 at 1335 hours
West County Patrol ' Fillmore Police
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent
City of Residence
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.
Sergeant J. Hendren
Media Release Date:
Fillmore Police Department ' Sergeant A. Aguirre
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).