‘Glee’ Actress Naya Rivera Supposed Dead After Going Missing While Boating, and Swimming With Her Son, Officials Say


JULY 08: Actress Naya Rivera, renowned for her brilliant role in “Glee,” had been reported missing after her 4-year-old son was found floating

alone in a rented boat in Ventura County, California. According to CBS Los Angeles, the child was luckily uninjured and authorities are continuing to search for her mother Rivera.

Naya Rivera has been Missing and Supposed Dead

Actress Naya Rivera has been missing and supposed dead in a Southern California lake, according to the authorities. The officials found her 4-year-old son floating alone on a rented boat on Wednesday afternoon. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office confirms late Wednesday that a “possible drowning victim” at Lake Piru could be Rivera, 33, best known for her breakout role in the TV series “Glee.”

Rivera starred as Santana, a cheerleader in the musical-comedy “Glee” that aired on Fox for six years, from 2009 until 2015. Rivera played her role in 113 episodes of the series and dated co-star Mark Salling, who committed suicide in 2018 after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.

Capt. Eric Buschow, a spokesman from the County Sheriff’s Office in Ventura, said at a news conference, as “it could be a case of drowning.”, and there’s no evidence found for any foul play at this point,” Rivera, 33, is the person being searched for in the Lake Piru that is approximately 56 miles (90 kilometers) northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

KNBC reports late Wednesday that Rivera with her son Josey Hollis Dorsey went to the Lake Piru Reservoir company, and rented a pontoon boat on Wednesday at about 1 PM. At around 5 p.m., when they didn’t return within their scheduled time, another boater on the lake found Josey alone on the pontoon. Moreover, they added that her young son was found on the boat wearing a life vest, and there was no sign of his mother round anywhere. On the boat, Rivera’s identification was found.

According to officials

According to officials, Josey, who was unharmed, told the investigation team that he and his mother were swimming. But, unfortunately, she never got back to the boat. Josey was found wearing a life vest and investigators found an adult life vest on the boat. The child, whose actual father is actor Ryan Dorsey, who had divorced Naya, was reunited with family members, police said.

In his official tweet; the sheriff stated that the officials instantly launched a boat and helicopter search Wednesday afternoon. But the search was suspended by nighttime. The search will continue early Thursday.

Buschow added that there are several challenges in a reservoir this size”. But he doesn’t have any additional details on the conditions on the lake. They would manage “a lot of resources” available Thursday in the efforts to make Rivera’s search successful.


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