Glee star Naya Rivera believed drowned in California lake


Murky waters heavy with vegetation made it difficult for divers to see more than about a foot ahead of them. He said the plants proving challenging for divers may have been a problem for Naya Rivera herself. Rivera’s identification and an adult life vest were on the boat, and her car was found in a parking area, Donoghue said. The boy was discovered by the vendor who rented the boat to the pair. There have been occasional drownings through the years in the popular recreation area of the lake, which is about an hour’s drive from downtown LA. “We need all the prayers we can get to bring our Naya back home to us,” Heather Morris said on Instagram. Surveillance video taken at about 1 pm on Wednesday shows Rivera and the boy leaving on the boat at Lake Piru, something she had done before. Chiu)
Fire department helicopters hovered over the water on a sunny afternoon in the search’s second day, and boats of several sizes could be seen skimming the water, the smaller ones searching up creeks and tributaries. Jackée Harry, who starred in the sitcom The Royal Family with Naya Rivera when Rivera was a child, said on Twitter that “I’ve watched her career blossom ever since. Murky waters heavy with vegetation made it difficult for divers to see more than about a foot ahead of them. “Investigators believe Rivera drowned in what appears to be a tragic accident,” a Ventura County Sheriff’s Office statement said. The boy, Rivera’s son from her marriage to actor Ryan Dorsey, was safe and healthy and with family members, authorities said. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)
Authorities said Thursday that they believe Glee star Naya Rivera drowned in a Southern California lake, but they are continuing the search for her a day after her 4-year-old son was found alone in a rented boat. Singer Demi Lovato, who played a Rivera love interest in a guest stint on Glee, posted an Instagram story Thursday morning that showed a candle with the text, “Please pray for @nayarivera to be found safe and sound.”
Other co-stars were expressing similar sentiments on social media. Co-star Mark Salling, who Rivera dated at one point, killed himself in 2018 at age 35 after pleading guilty to child pornography charges. The search was to continue into the night. She called the boy, her only child, “my greatest success, and I will never do any better than him” in her 2016 memoir “Sorry Not Sorry.”
The most recent tweet on Naya Rivera’s account, from Tuesday, read “just the two of us” along with a photo of her and her son. Please God, don’t cut this life short.”
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Published: July 10, 2020 7:07:58 am

Authorities say former Glee star Naya Rivera is missing and being searched for at a Southern California lake. The boy, who was found asleep and wearing a life vest late Wednesday afternoon, told investigators that he and his mother went swimming and he got back on the boat, but “his mom never made it out of the water,” Sheriff’s Sgt. Cory Monteith, one of the show’s leads, died at 31 in 2013 from a toxic mix of alcohol and heroin. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Dozens of people, most of them divers, with help from helicopters, drones and all-terrain vehicles were involved in the search on Lake Piru, 55 miles (90 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles in the Los Padres National Forest. The couple finalized their divorce in June 2018 after nearly four years of marriage. The pair met on Twitter and collaborated musically, with the rapper appearing on Rivera’s debut single “Sorry.” She married Dorsey a few months later. “She had experience boating out here at the lake,” Donoghue said. It was shut down on Thursday for the search. Rivera played Santana Lopez, a singing cheerleader in 113 episodes of the musical-comedy Glee, which aired on Fox from 2009 until 2015. In a news conference more than 24 hours after the two had set out, Kevin Donoghue said that the effort had shifted from an attempt to rescue the 33-year-old to an attempt to recover her body. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. It appeared increasingly likely she would become the third major cast member from the show to die in their 30s. “If the body is entangled on something beneath the water, it may never come back up,” Donoghue said. Naya Rivera was engaged to rapper Big Sean in 2013, but their relationship ended a year later. Kevin Donoghue said. Members of Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Underwater Search and Rescue Team search for Naya Rivera in Lake Piru, California. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. “In the lake, the visibility is terrible,” Donoghue said.