Naya Rivera feared dead; Search for missing ‘Glee’ actress continues

Naya Rivera

Naya Rivera was reported missing on July 8 and the search for her continues. The rescuers are going around Lake Piru in California where she was last spotted. 

The search is ongoing but hours went by without any trace of the Glee actress. At this point, the authorities feared that she could have drowned in the lake. 

The Glee actress vanished while out in a boat with her son

According to CNN News, Naya Rivera disappeared from the lake on Wednesday evening. It was learned that the actress rented a boat in the afternoon then headed out to the lake with her 4-year-old son Josey Hollis Dorsey. 

In a news conference, Ventura County sheriff capt. Eric Buschow said that three hours after the mother and son left the dock, someone found a drifting boat. When he checked, he saw a child sleeping onboard and no one else was with him. 

The police were immediately notified and the search for Naya Rivera has begun. They used a helicopter and a dive team was dispatched to find the missing woman. 

Buschow further said that the authorities were able to talk with the actress’ child despite the difficulties. He is so young but the police managed to extract important details from him. 

The 4-year-old narrated that they went swimming but his mother failed to return to the boat. The kid was wearing a life vest when he was found and the adult-size vest was on the floor of the boat. 

Naya Rivera’s black Mercedes G Wagon was found in the car park close to the lake and her purse was in the vehicle. TMZ reported that the police are treating this as a potential drowning case.  

The Ventura County Sheriff’s office has called off the search for now since night has fallen already. The rescue efforts will continue at “at first light” but they feared that Naya Rivera may already be dead. 

Naya Rivera’s recent post on social media

The 33-year-old star disappeared just six days after she posted a message on Instagram, about how being alive is a blessing. She also urges her followers to make the most of today and every day. 

Actress’ friends ask for prayers

Naya Rivera’s Glee co-stars in led by Demi Lovato ask fans to continue praying for Naya’s to be found safe and sound. They used Instagram to request prayers for their missing friend and colleague. 

Meanwhile, Naya Rivera’s disappearance is the latest incident in the string of tragedies that beset the cast of Glee. This will be the fourth death in the cast of the show if she will not be found. 

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