Naya Rivera's family marks 1-year anniversary of her death

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(CNN)Naya Rivera's household is remembering her connected the one-year anniversary of her tragic death.

The "Glee" prima went missing connected July 8 past twelvemonth connected California's Lake Piru, portion boating with her son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, who is present 5. Dorsey was aboriginal recovered alive, portion Rivera was determined by investigators to person accidentally drowned. Her assemblage was recovered 5 days later.

Yolanda Previtire, Rivera's mother, told ABC's "Good Morning America" that she often is inactive overwhelmed with sadness.

    "Sometimes, we're acrophobic of the sorrow being truthful dense that we're acrophobic for our ain self, 'cause this is hard. There are nary words to picture what we're going through," she said. "All we cognize is we person each other."

      Previtire said she feels her daughter's presence.

      "I consciousness Naya's vigor perpetually telling me, 'Mom, beryllium happy. Don't cry. I'm OK. Go get Josey. Have fun.' And I consciousness that it's coming from her," she said. "I virtually aftermath up each morning, and it's astir similar a restart button, and I person to shingle it off, 1 ft astatine a time. And present we are."

      The past clip she saw her girl was connected a FaceTime telephone the greeting of the tragedy.

      "I missed 2 of her FaceTime calls, and I called her back. And we had a beauteous conversation. The prima was kissing her look and she was conscionable beautiful," she said. "She had a white, beauteous swimming suit connected and she was glowing."

      They discusssed however the h2o was turning "choppy." Later that day, 2 detectives alerted her that Rivera was missing.

      "It was astir similar a force. I don't cognize what it was, but I virtually was conscionable pushed backwards. I conscionable ran backwards, if you tin imagine, conscionable screaming and I ended up successful the bathroom. I slammed the door, I was connected the level and I had to stitchery myself," she said.

      Finding her girl was "a relief, successful a way," she said.

      Previtire thanked searchers, describing them arsenic "overflowing with kindness."

        Rivera's small sister, Nickayla Rivera, told "GMA" "if we could spell back, we'd hug a small spot harder."

        Naya's small brother, Mychal, said successful a statement: "One twelvemonth without you, 1 twelvemonth person to erstwhile we volition conscionable you again. Your endless vigor lives on. May you proceed to remainder truthful graciously, Naya."

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