The video, from a digicam at Lake Piru, reveals Rivera, 33, pulling up Wednesday in a black Jeep, carrying shorts and a baseball hat, and serving to son Josey hop out, earlier than grabbing a bag of provides from the trunk.
The pair can then be seen strolling towards the docks, the place they’re met by a staffer who leads them to a pontoon, in keeping with the footage launched by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Workplace.
After a few minutes within the vessel, the mother-and-son depart on the calm, open waters, the solar shining brightly.
The 16-minute video ends with the boat shifting out of sight on the reservoir in Ventura, about 56 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
Hours later, Josey could be discovered sleeping alone on the boat in his life jacket, by dock staffers who launched a search when Rivera, the previous “Glee” actress, didn’t return the boat as deliberate.
The boy advised authorities that he and his mom had gone swimming, and that he acquired again on the vessel however “his mother by no means made it out of the water,” Sheriff’s Sgt. Kevin Donoghue mentioned earlier Thursday.
“Investigators consider Rivera drowned in what seems to be a tragic accident,” the sheriff’s workplace mentioned in an announcement.
A seek for her stays is underway.