The boy told authorities that he and his mother swam in the lake and said he got back into the boat, but his mother did not, according to a report from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.
Video footage showed that Rivera and her son were the only ones boarding the boat, said Donoghue. The boy “gave enough information to the investigators to conclude that his mother never came out of the water,” although Donoghue did not specify exactly what the boy said.
Authorities said they searched the lake for five hours Wednesday evening and continued on Thursday, but could not find Rivera. A hundred people are involved in research. The report cites poor visibility in the lake and indicates that the operation was “a very slow process”.
The search is now treated as a recovery mission, the office said in the report.
The former co-stars of Rivera “Glee”to the news of his disappearance on social networks. Actor Harry Shum wrote “Pray” on Wednesday evening. Actor Damian McGinty tweeted, “Stomach ache. Please pray. “
Actress Heather Morris wrote about Rivera on Instagram: “We need all the prayers we can get to bring our Naya home. We need your love and your light. ”
Demi Lovato, who starred in the show’s fifth season, wrote, “Please pray that @nayarivera will be found safe and sound. ”
Rivera, who played the cheerleader Santana Lopez on “Glee,” was nominated for a Grammy in 2010 as part of the cast that sang an interpretation of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin”. “She has also won several ALMA awards, a People’s Choice Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, according to IMDB.
A few days before her disappearance, Rivera posted on Instagram how to make the most of each day: “No matter the year, the circumstances or the conflicts of everyday life, you are alive is a blessing. Make the most of today and every day you are given. Tomorrow is not promised. ”