'Glee' actress Naya Rivera is presumed dead after disappearing at a lake in Southern California, officials say
CNN News, delivered. Select from our newsletters below and enter your email to subscribe.
"We're presuming that an accident happened and we're presuming she drowned in the lake," Ventura County Sheriff Deputy Chris Dyer said at a news conference Thursday. Search and rescue efforts for the actress have now shifted to a recovery operation, Dyer said. "The goal is still to bring Miss Rivera home to her family," he said.Rivera, 33, vanished from Lake Piru on Wednesday evening. She went to the lake that afternoon and rented a pontoon boat with her 4-year-old son, according to authorities.Read MoreDyer said Thursday that the boat was overdue for return around 4 p.m. local time. A rental employee found the boat on the north end of Lake Piru. Rivera's son was on the boat, but she was nowhere to be found, Dyer said. Search efforts began immediately and continued until about 10 p.m. Wednesday.Another spokesman for the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Capt. Eric Bushow, previously said that the child and his mother went swimming and that she did not get back on the boat. He said the child had on a life vest and an adult life vest was found on the boat. The child is healthy and with family, Dyer said Thursday morning. CNN has reached out to Rivera's representatives for more details. Officials resumed the search Thursday morning, and the lake has been closed during the operation, which involves more than 80 people, the sheriff's office said on Twitter.Rivera played Santana Lopez on the Fox show for six years from 2009, and appeared in nearly every episode of the musical-comedy-drama. She was also on the CBS sitcom"The Royal Family" and in the comedy film"The Master of Disguise." Fellow celebs, including her"Glee" co-star Harry Shum Jr., shared their concern on social media.Actress Jackée Harry tweeted a scene she shared with Rivera on the sitcom"The Royal Family" which was Rivera's first acting job at the age of 4. Prayers up for the lovely Naya Rivera. 🙏🙏
We starred alongside one another in her first very television series, The Royal Family, and I've watched her career blossom ever since. Please God, don't cut this life short. pic.twitter.com/8fRDuuh3oK— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) July 9, 2020 Praying.
— Harry Shum Jr (@HarryShumJr) July 9, 2020 The story about @NayaRivera is the most horrifying thing I have read about in a while. My heart goes out to her family. What a terrible trauma.... Read more: CNN Breaking News »
Coronavirus update: Latest news from around the world
The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. In many places, as countries reopen, Covid-19 cases are on the rise. Follow here for the latest.
Senor Omar usted es un innorante usted no sabe lo que es oppression para decir que aqui hay oppression este es el pais mejor del mundo y si piensas asi porque no te vas al diablo de donde no deviates salir se que vas a pagar de adote a tu novio 2millones de dollares de donde Isn’t it too early? Regrets, she was a beautiful Woman!
Suicide. Life jacket left behind on purpose, had mental health issues & one of her last Instagram posts read 'no matter the year, circumstance, or strifes everyday you're alive is a blessing. make the most of today and every day you are given. tomorrow is not promised' Wait she died I did not think she did
Very sad pray for family, idiots who have posted about politics in this thread neeed a head check. Where was the husband ? PanoramaAmerica Trump strikes again! a shame if correct !! I once wished theglee cast death but it was just because i hated the show. Didnt meant it for real 😱 💔 This is really sad.
I swear there’s a black cloud over the Glee cast. 😢 Gee I wonder what is going on with the whole Glee thing?🧐 RIP I was really hoping she would be found safe. So sorry for her son and family. 😔☹️ The Glee curse is real. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾❤️❤️❤️ Was she ever on Epstein Island? Is it just me or did anyone else immediately think ‘cursed’ when they saw this? Her poor son.
Why is everyone from that show dropping like flies RIP 💯🙏 Bless presumed? Hoping for her sons sake there is a better outcome! If not...May her soul find peace and May her son grow up to be a happy child Poor kid had to experience this. What was she doing? One less liberal I’m desperately hoping a miracle happens and she is okay and found. This is so sad.
Hoping that she's found still 💔 come on! keep looking! Glee curse... Apparently the current on the lake was fierce.... she must’ve gotten her son to the boat but she couldn’t get on due to the current that pushed her away from the boat... 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 They need to keep looking. 😟 Oh no, and she has a young child 😪😰
I send this Butterfly to honor one of out Glee stars who is presumed to be dead. I also send my Condolences to her many family members and friends. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 Baby world news The British government said it would pay 1,108.17 EUR per employee on leave. That's so sad Gogowa 😑 Not a coincidence anymore when its like the 10th actor from the same show ?!?!? 🤔🤔
😢 She’s not dead. Don’t presume someone’s dead, her body isn’t found, therefor there’s a chance she’s alive.
'Glee' Star Naya Rivera Reported Missing After Boat Ride in California LakeAuthorities are searching for the actress as of Wednesday night after her 4-year-old son was found floating alone on a rented boat in Lake Piru. praying for her safe return and that she’s okay. ❤️ 2020, please stop. That show is cursed.
‘Glee’ Actress Naya Rivera Missing After Swimming In California LakeActress Naya Rivera went missing Wednesday on Lake Piru in Southern California. Ventura County Sheriff’s Department officials launched search for the Glee alumna after her 4-year-old son was found … This reminds me of the Shad and son story Dear God 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 Praying for her!
'Glee' actress Naya Rivera missing after boating on California LakeA child was found sleeping and alone on a boat on Ventura County's Lake Piru hours after the actress rented the boat, authorities said. Horrible times for her fans and family! “Glee” is cursed Praying they find her. 🙏
'Glee' actress Naya Rivera is missing at a lake in CaliforniaRescuers will resume their search Thursday morning for 'Glee' actress Naya Rivera after she went missing from a lake in Southern California. I hope she is okay❤️ GrintSuzette High school movie stars, don't let the fear of missing out on the film business hold you back. You are more valuable than all the fame you have
'Glee' actress Naya Rivera missing at California lake, authorities sayActress Naya Rivera, who played Santana Lopez in the hit TV musical show 'Glee,' was missing feared drowned on Wednesday at Lake Piru, California, authorities said. Oh no... Prayers for Niya Rivera . After a 5 hour search, it’s sadly probably a recovery rather than a search. If that’s the case, they won’t have boats and dive teams out in the dark. Shoreline will still be monitored and searched. NIYARIVERA SEARCHANDRESCUE Oh my goodness. That's terrible and her young son to have been in that boat waiting....