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Glee's Naya Rivera Has Gone Missing Following Boat Trip With Son

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

08:37 9 Jul 2020

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Glee's Naya Rivera missing

Naya Rivera, best known for her role as Santana Lopez in Glee, has gone missing following a boat trip with her son.

According to reports, a search began after her 4-year-old was found floating in a rented boat alone on Lake Piru.


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The Venture County sheriff’s department tweeted that they were investigating a possible drowning at Lake Piru in California.

'Hapening now: Search for possible drowning victim at Lake Piru.'

They identified the missing person as the Glee star in a later tweet.

'The missing person at Lake Puru has been identified as Naya Rivera, 33, of Los Angeles.'

'SAR operation will continue at first light'

According to CBS Los Angeles, Rivera rented a pontoon boat for herself and her son.

Three hours later, her son was found unharmed, asleep in the boat by himself.

A search immediately began, with helicopters, drones and dive teams arriving at the scene.

Rivera's son

The 4-year-old told investigators that he and his mother were swimming.

He returned back to the boat, but she never did.

CBS Los Angeles say it's still unclear how the child himself got back to the boat.


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Capt. Eric Buschow of the sheriff’s department spoke to the publication.

He said, "There’s a lot of challenges in a reservoir this size, at times with visibility."

"I don’t have details yet as to the depth of the area where the boat was found or what conditions they’re encountering out there."


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No further reports have been made at this time.

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