Naya Rivera, 33, who starred in six seasons of Fox’s “Glee” as the sharp-witted cheerleader Santana Lopez, was missing on Wednesday night as a search team scoured Lake Piru in California, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office said that it was searching for a “possible drowning victim” in the lake. The search was suspended late Wednesday and will be resumed Thursday morning.
A sheriff’s office spokesman, Eric Buschow, said that Ms. Rivera had rented a boat with her 4-year-old son on Wednesday afternoon. Another boater found the son alone on the boat at 4 p.m., he said.
The boy was safe on Wednesday night, he said. Ms. Rivera’s son said the pair went swimming but his mother did not get back on the boat, Dean Worthy, another spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said in a telephone interview. Ms. Rivera’s son had been found wearing a life vest, he added, but the sheriff’s office did not believe Ms. Rivera had been wearing one, he said, as a second life vest was found inside the boat.
Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/09/arts/television/naya-rivera-glee-missing.html