American actress and singer, Naya Rivera is missing and presumed dead on Wednesday afternoon, July 8, after her four-year – old son was found floating on a boat alone on Lake Piru, California.
As per the Glee actress, she arrived at lake and rented a boat, bringing her son aboard.
Department of the Ventura County Sheriff said they started looking for her at the reservoir on Wednesday at around 1 pm after she and her son, Josey Dorsey, failed to return a rental boat to the facilities after the three hours she paid for expired.
When the boat was spotted by the workers they learned that her 3-year-old son was wearing a life jacket alone.
Sheriff’s Department Cpt. Dean Worthy told The Los Angeles Times that investigators arrived at the scene around 4:40 p.m. and found a toddler “unharmed,” but were still searching for the mother, who was nowhere to be found.”
Authorities believe Rivera to be ‘presumed drowned’ and a search has been launched to locate her body, according to Captain Eric Buschow, a spokesman for the Venture County Sheriff’s Office.
Buschow said her 4-year-old son was found sleeping on the boat by himself by other boaters in the lake.
“He’s in good health. The boy was initially reported by authorities to be a 3-year-old girl. The family is going through a very traumatic time right now.” Buschow said
Search operation is currently ongoing to find her, dead or alive.
On Tuesday, July 7, Rivera shared an adorable photo of herself and her son with the caption, “just the two of us,” on Twitter.
just the two of us pic.twitter.com/wCunAlGJ1B
— Naya Rivera (@NayaRivera) July 7, 2020
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Glee actress and singer, Naya Rivera, is missing and presumed dead after her unaccompanied 4-year-old son was found floating on a boat on Lake Piru in Ventura County Wednesday. . Rivera rented the boat at about 1 p.m. and went swimming with her son who was the last to see her before she went missing, said Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Eric Buschow. . Buschow said the boy got back onto the boat after a swim but his mother did not follow. The 4-year-old was found sleeping on the boat by himself by other boaters in the lake. . “He’s in good health. The boy was initially reported by authorities to be a 3-year-old girl. The family is going through a very traumatic time right now.” Buschow said . Search operation is currently ongoing to find her, dead or alive.