Update: No More Swimming In Lake Piru!
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Lake Piru has been the site of numerous drownings over the years due to chilly temperatures that can overwhelm swimmers.
The lake where Glee actress Naya Rivera went missing is notorious for deadly rip currents, chilly water and sudden huge waves.
The cool temperatures, large waves and rip currents can all work in concert to rob even the strongest swimmer of energy.
Park officials already speculated in the past that wind gusts and deep columns of chilly water on the lake, which is up to 160 ft deep depending on the time of year, can overtake swimmers quickly.
Swimming in this lake is extremely dangerous and should not be allowed!
A number of fatalities related to drownings have occurred at Lake Piru, you can read them here:
The most recent case on July 8, 2020, Naya Rivera disappeared while swimming with her son. As of July 9, the Ventura County Sherrif’s Department confirmed that the search has been shifted from an active search to a recovery mission and Rivera is presumed dead.
UPDATE: July 8, 2020, actress Naya Rivera disappeared while swimming with her son. A search of the lake began after Rivera’s rented pontoon boat was discovered with her son asleep inside, along with her identification and purse.
Naya Rivera’s body was found on July 13.
The lake is now banned for swimming.
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May no tragedies ever happen again.