The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that Glee star Naya Rivera went missing on Wednesday in Lake Piru.
According to local media, officials said that they responded to a report of a child alone on a pontoon boat and found actress Naya Rivera’s 4-year-old son.
Officials have called off the search and rescue operation for now and said they will continue at first light on Thursday.
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Naya Rivera rented the boat around 1 p.m. and had spent the afternoon swimming with her son. The 4-year-old was the last to see the actress before she went missing, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Eric Buschow said.
Buschow said Rivera’s son got back onto the boat after a swim but his mother did not follow. The 4-year-old was found sleeping on the boat by himself by other boaters in the lake.
“He’s in good health,” Bushow said of Rivera’s son. The boy was initially reported by authorities to be a 3-year-old girl. “The family is going through a very traumatic time right now.”
Police found Rivera’s life vest on the boat saying that they believe ‘she did go in the lake’ for a swim and said ‘this may well be a case of drowning’ in a ‘horrible accident’. Her car was found in the parking lot by the lake, 60 miles from her LA home.
Officials were able to confirm Naya Rivera‘s identity because they also found her wallet and identification on the boat, Bushow said
Divers and helicopters have been scouring the reservoir until darkness fell but no trace of Naya Rivera has been found. The search was called off until morning.