Family of Pyramid Lake Drowning Victim Wants "The Truth"

The body of 52-year-old Rick Tanovan was found in Pyramid Lake on Sunday around 11:30 a.m.

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    For the first time, the family of a man who was found dead at Pyramid Lake is speaking out. Beverly White reports from Studio City for the NBC4 News at 11 on Monday, June 30, 2014. (Published Tuesday, July 1, 2014)

    The family of a West Covina man who appears to have died in a boating accident at Pyramid Lake Sunday is desperate to find out what went wrong during his routine fishing trip.

    Rick Tanovan, 52, was pulled from the lake north of Castaic on Sunday about 100 feet away from where responding deputies found the bow of a boat sticking out of the water. The man could not be revived and died at the scene.

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    The search for a possible victim continues at Pyramid Lake Monday after one man was found dead in the water following a boating accident the day before. Kim Baldonado reports for NBC4 News at 6 p.m. from Castaic Monday, June 30, 2014. (Published Monday, June 30, 2014)

    "I call and call, he never (answered) his phone. I just can't understand what happened. I just need to know. The story, the truth. What happened," his wife Tammy Tanovan said.

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    [LA] One Person Dead in Apparent Boating Accident
    One person was dead in an apparent boating accident at a lake north of Castaic, officials said. Kate Larsen reports from Lake Pyramid for the NBC4 News at 11 on Sunday, June 29, 2014. (Published Sunday, June 29, 2014)

    It is believed that Rick Tanovan went fishing with an unidentified companion – a companion who has yet to be found.

    "There’s no indication of foul play, but we can't rule that out until the other person is located and then the boat’s checked," LA Sheriff’s Deputy Johnie Jones said.

    Rick Tanovan owned an automotive shop on Ventura Boulevard in Studio City. He leaves behind his wife Tammy and two daughters.

    "(We) get all the strength from all the family and friends," his daughter Erika Tanovan said. "I know that we have infinite support."

    Rick Tanovan’s family members fought back tears as they spoke with NBC4.

    "He's a good man and I love him and I expect him to come home, like every other Sunday when he goes fishing," Tammy Tanovan said.

    Investigators are expected to continue the search for Rick Tanovan’s fishing companion at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

    Pyramid Lake is a boating location and water storage facility off the 5 Freeway, about 60 miles north of the Los Angeles Civic Center.

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