“Glee” Actress Naya Rivera Presumed Dead By Drowning
Actress Naya Rivera, best known for her role in the TV series “Glee,” is missing and presumed dead in a Southern California lake, after officials found her 4-year-old son floating alone on their rented boat on Wednesday afternoon.
According to The Washington Post, “The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office confirmed late Wednesday that a “possible drowning victim” at Lake Piru was Rivera, 33, best known for her breakout role in the TV series “Glee.” The sheriff’s office tweeted that the search-and-rescue mission for Rivera had been suspended and would “continue at first light” on Thursday.
“There’s no evidence of foul play at this point,” Capt. Eric Buschow, a spokesman for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, said at a news conference. “This may well be a case of drowning.”
“Rivera rented a pontoon boat with her toddler, Josey Hollis Dorsey, at around 1 p.m. Wednesday on Lake Piru, a reservoir in Los Padres National Forest, according to authorities. About three hours later, when the boat was past its scheduled return time, another boater on the lake found Josey sleeping alone on the pontoon. Dive teams, helicopters and drones were deployed as part of the search-and-rescue mission, which was suspended at about 10 p.m.”
Fans and friends across the globe continue to hope and pray that Naya is found alive and well. #NayaRivera #PrayForNaya #keepsearching