The search for actress “Glee” Naya Rivera in Lake Piru; 4-year-old son found alone on boat – CBS Los Angeles


LAC PIRU (CBSLA) – The search for Naya Rivera, actress of “Glee”, 33 years old, resumed early Thursday morning after her disappearance Wednesday afternoon on a lake in the Los Padres national forest in Ventura county.According to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Rivera hired a pontoon boat around 1 p.m. Wednesday for herself and her 4-year-old son to go out on Lake Piru, located about 80 km north of downtown Los Angeles.

FILE – Naya Rivera attends the Annual Cedars-Sinai Guild Women’s Luncheon at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on November 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California (Getty Images)

About three hours later, another boater found his child sleeping alone in the boat. The yachtsman informed the authorities, who immediately began the search for Rivera using helicopters, drones and diving teams.

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.

It was not immediately known how the child got back into the boat.

“There are a lot of challenges in a tank of this size, sometimes with visibility,” said Sheriff Captain Eric Buschow. “I don’t have any details yet on the depth of the area where the boat was found or on the conditions they encounter there. “

Search and rescue teams from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office search for missing actress Naya Rivera in Lake Piru. July 8, 2020. (CBSLA)

The vehicle Rivera and her son went to Lake Piru was removed from the scene, although the boat remained in the water.

On Wednesday evening, the authorities worked to reunite the child with the members of his family. The search for Rivera continued on Thursday at dawn, the sheriff’s office reported. The lake was closed during the search.

On Tuesday, Rivera shared a photo of herself and her son with the caption, “just the two of us,” on Twitter.

On July 2, she tweeted, “No matter the year, the circumstances or the daily conflicts, you are alive is a blessing. make the most of today and every day given to you. tomorrow is not promised. ”

Rivera is best known for the hit series “Glee”, in which she starred throughout her six season span. She also appeared in “Devious Maids” and is currently on the show “Step Up: High Water”.

Note: Authorities initially indicated that the child was a 3-year-old girl, but later confirmed that the child was a 4-year-old boy.


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