Search teams found the body of Anatoly Smolyansky in Lake Piru on Monday, a week after he jumped into the water after his daughter and drowned.
Smolyansky, 39, of Los Angeles, and his family were in a boat on Lake Piru on the evening of Aug. 25 when his 5-year-old daughter fell overboard. Witnesses said he jumped in to rescue her and sank into the water as he was pushing her back toward the boat. He was presumed dead shortly afterward.
Rescue divers and sonar teams from police and fire agencies all over Southern California, along with about 100 volunteers, searched 13 hours a day for Smolyansky’s body, according to a statement released Monday by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.
About 11:30 a.m. on Monday, the body was found by a group of Lake Piru rangers and Ventura County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue divers.
So how does somebody who knows how to swim drown in a placid lake? I guess he jumped in with all his clothes on and they weighed him down and he got exhausted and sunk.