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La Mesa woman dies in apparent drowning at Lake Havasu

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A La Mesa woman died over the weekend in Lake Havasu after officials said she jumped off a boat into the water and drowned.

Cynthia Marin, 49, died Sunday after her life jacket came off after jumping into the water for a swim, according to the Mojave County Sheriff’s Office.

“When she entered the water, her improperly secured life jacket came off,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement. “The victim began to panic, then went below the surface of the water.”

Rescue personnel responded at around 2 p.m. and search efforts were conducted using rescue divers, a helicopter and side scan sonar technology.

Marin’s body was recovered later that day in 59-degree water at a depth of 42 feet, according to the Mojave County Sheriff’s Office.

A GoFundMe page created to raise funds for Marin’s family states she leaves behind three children and two grandchildren.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.