Glee star Naya Rivera is “feared drowned” after she went missing while renting a boat with her four-year-old son.
The actor had rented the boat at Lake Piru in California yesterday but did not come back to return the boat – with it later found with her son still inside but no trace of Rivera.
According to reports, both Rivera and her son had gone swimming in the lake and only her child got back on the boat.
Captain Eric Buschow of the Venture Country Sheriff’s Office told US media including CBS Los Angeles that “this may well be a case of drowning”.
He added, “They were seen going out on the lake together in the early afternoon, and approximately three hours after they left the dock another boater out on the lake discovered the boat drifting with the [son] on board asleep.
“So they contacted the rangers and began an investigation and we’ve been actively searching for the mother since that time. We have both aerial search going on and our dive team as well.
“Indications are that we believe she did go in the lake. At this point it’s still a search and that’s what we know up to this point.”
— Ventura Co. Sheriff (@VENTURASHERIFF) July 9, 2020
Yesterday a team including a helicopter with a drone was dispatched so search for Rivera and will continue today, although nothing has been found so far.
Rivera played Santana on Ryan Murphy’s Glee from 2009-2015, during which time she scored a host of award wins and nominations.