Glee actress Naya Rivera missing after possible drowning in California lake – National


Actress and singer Naya Rivera, best known for her role in the television series Joy, is missing after a possible drowning in a Californian lake, police announced on Wednesday.The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office identified Rivera, 33, as the person reported missing in Lake Piru, which is about an hour northwest of Los Angeles.

After hours of searching the lake without any signs of Rivera, authorities said the search would resume at first light on Thursday morning.

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Local media reported that Rivera hired a boat Wednesday afternoon with her four-year-old son. A few hours later, the boy was found alone in the boat.

CBS Los Angeles said the boy told investigators the couple were swimming, but Rivera could not get back on the boat.

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Rivera became a star in the role of the cheerleader Santana Lopez in Joy, which she played throughout the series between 2009 and 2015. She then launched a career as a singer while continuing as an actress.

Global News has contacted the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office for more information.

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