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Charges filed in drowning at Arizona-California lake

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. — Authorities have filed charges against an
Arizona man in the drowning of a California resident at Lake Havasu last year.

The Mohave County Attorney’s Office said Wednesday that Richard
Allen Timmsen, 26, of Mesa is accused of felony endangerment and operating the boat
under the influence of drugs. They didn’t immediately know if he has a lawyer.

County sheriff’s officials said Dwarkesh Prasannavathanam, 21, was being
pulled on an inner tube behind a boat driven by Timmsen last March 24.

They said Prasannavathanam wasn’t wearing a life jacket, fell off the inner tube
and drowned in the north basin of the lake that straddles the Arizona-California

His body was recovered April 2.

Sheriff’s officials said Prasannavathanam was a native of India who was living
in Long Beach, Calif.


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