Actress Naya Rivera was reported missing Wednesday, July 8 while on a boat ride with her son Josey, earlier in the day. According to US Weekly, the actress rented a motorized pontoon boat for three hours on Wednesday at Lake Piru near Los Angeles. When she was 30 minutes overdue to return the boat, personnel went searching for the vessel.
The department said in a statement, “They found her boat adrift with Naya’s 4-year-old son asleep on the boat and Naya was nowhere to be found. This is an active investigation. It is believed that Naya and her son were swimming in the lake near the boat and as they were getting back into the boat, her son made it into the boat and Naya went underwater and did not resurface.”
Local officials began their search after being contacted around 4:38 p.m. “A large-scale search and rescue operation” began which included dive team, sheriff’s boat, and a drone team.
A sheriff’s office explained that the search was terminated due to darkness. The team will resume tomorrow.
The department tweeted: “The missing person at Lake Piru has been identified as Naya Riveria, 33, of Los Angeles. SAR operation will continue at first light.”