Glee Star Naya Rivera Missing At South California Lake
starred in six seasons of Ryan Murphy's musical comedy Glee
as the witty cheerleader Santana Lopez. On Wednesday (July 8), the 33-year-old actress went missing at Southern California's Lake Piru while apparently on a boating trip with her 4-year-old son.
According to The New York Times
, Ventura County Sheriff's Office spokesman Eric Buschow mentioned in a news conference that Rivera had rented a boat on Wednesday afternoon. Approximately three hours soon following the two left the dock, another boater noticed a boat drifting with a child, reportedly Rivera's son, asleep.
that the child mentioned they went swimming although the mother didn't get back on the boat." The child was wearing a life vest, while an adult-sized life vest was discovered onboard.
A search team scoured the lake Wednesday evening before efforts were suspended. The New York Times
reports that efforts resumed Thursday (July 9) morning.
Since news broke of Rivera's disappearance, several of her Glee
costars have expressed their condolences, asking fans to pray for her safe return. Heather Morris
, who played Brittany S. Pierce, posted on her Instagram Story
, "We need all of the prayers we can get to bring our Naya back residence to us. We need your love and light." Demi Lovato
, who guest-starred opposite Rivera on Glee
, wrote on her Instagram Story
, "Please pray for @nayarivera to be noticed safe and sound."
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