Naya Rivera Missing
Former Glee player Naya Rivera is lost and afraid of drowning in a lake in southern California.
A search operation in Piru Lake was suspended on Wednesday evening and would continue on Thursday.
Local TV station KNBC reported that the 33-year-old actor rented a pontoon boat to the lake and his four-year-old son, Josey, was on the boat wearing a life jacket.
Josey told the investigators that his mother was swimming and could not get the boat back. Rivera’s identity was found on the boat.
Rescuers will continue their search for “Glee” player Naya Rivera after disappearing in a lake in Southern California on Thursday morning.
Rivera, 33, disappeared from Lake Piru in Ventura County on Wednesday evening. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said that searches would continue in the “first light,” and said this was a possible drowning.
Rivera went to the lake on Wednesday afternoon and rented a boat with her little boy. Eric Buschow, Captain of Sheriff, spoke at a press conference while the two went out on the lake together.
About three hours after leaving the dock, another boatman discovered a boat drifting while he was sleeping. Authorities were informed and started searching with the air and diving team.
Buschow said that although it was difficult to get information, the boy went to swim, but the mother did not return to the boat. He said that the boy had a life jacket and an adult life jacket on the boat.
Rivera has a 4-year-old son, and local media outlets report that he is the boy on board. CNN has reached its representatives for more information.
Starting 2009, he played Santana Lopez on the Fox show for six years and has appeared in almost every episode of musical-comedy-drama. There was also CBS sitcom “The Royal Family” and the comedy “Master of Disguise”.
Zack Teperman, who called himself his former journalist, said he was shocked by the news about his disappearance.
“I still can’t believe I heard it and hope it isn’t true,” he said on social media. “I’m just sorry. Naya Rivera was one of the first people I was honored to work with when I entered public relations and moved to Hollywood in 2009. One of the first people to let me give advice and guidance on those crazy Glee days.”