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.
"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.
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.