According to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, Rivera hired the boat around 1:00 p.m. About three hours later, another boater found the child in the boat by himself.
The boaters informed the authorities who immediately started searching for Rivera using helicopters, drones and diving crews.
The child is said to be unharmed and to have told investigators that he and his mother were swimming, but his mother never got back into the boat.
On Tuesday, Rivera shared a photo of herself and her son with the caption, “just the two of us,” on Twitter.
just the two of us pic.twitter.com/wCunAlGJ1B
– Naya Rivera (@NayaRivera) 7 juillet 2020
The authorities are trying to reunite the child with the members of his family.
Note: Authorities initially stated that the child was a 3-year-old girl, but later confirmed that the child was a 4-year-old boy.