Former costars and fellow celebrities despatched prayers to Naya Rivera after the Glee alum went lacking on Wednesday, July 8, throughout a ship journey together with her 4-year-old son, Josey.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Division advised Us Weekly that Rivera, 33, rented a motorized pontoon boat for 3 hours at Lake Piru close to Los Angeles. She was 30 minutes overdue to return the boat, so personnel went looking and located the vessel adrift with Josey asleep on it. He was alone.
“It’s believed that Naya and her son had been swimming within the lake close to the boat and as they had been getting again into the boat, her son made it into the boat and Naya went beneath water and didn’t resurface,” the division stated in an announcement to Us.
A big-scale search that concerned drone groups, a sheriff’s boat and a dive crew was carried out from 4:38 p.m. to 10 p.m. The sheriff’s workplace stated the “search was terminated … because of darkness” and is about to renew at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, with “extra divers and sonar tools.”
Captain Eric Buschow of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Division, in the meantime, advised Us that Josey was discovered sporting a life vest in compliance with California regulation however “one other vest [was found] on board the boat for an grownup, so it seems to be like [Rivera] was not sporting” hers.
“The truth that she was seen within the water reveals there’s a excessive chance that she drowned,” Buschow stated, noting that “all indications level” to the actress being useless.
Rivera shares Josey together with her ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey, to whom she was married from 2014 to 2018. Along with starring as Santana Lopez on all six seasons of Glee, she had roles in The Royal Household and Devious Maids.
Scroll all the way down to see messages of hope that celebrities shared within the wake of the information.