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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 border.

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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