‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera is presumed dead after her four-year-old son was found alone in a boat on Lake Piru in California on Wednesday afternoon.
via Mail Online:
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department said in a release that they began searching for a presumed drowning victim at the reservoir at around 1pm.
The Glee actress is said to have arrived at lake and rented a pontoon boat, taking her son out aboard.
At around 4pm, the boat was found with the child inside the victim missing and the car still parked at the lake.
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.
A search and rescue dive team and a helicopter with a drone have both been dispatched to the scene to assist in the search.
As of 8pm, a body has not yet been located.
This is devastating news.
#BREAKING: After an exhaustive pre-nightfall search in Lake Piru, CA, singer and actress Naya Rivera is presumed dead in an apparent drowning accident Wednesday afternoon. More at 11pm on @ABC7 Eyewitness News. #nayarivera pic.twitter.com/AJCYDbQxWt
— Chris Cristi (@abc7chriscristi) July 9, 2020