It was confirmed that Glee actress, Naya Rivera is officially missing after her 4-year-old son was found alone on a boat. Footage of Naya Rivera’s last moments prior to the tragic news of her disappearance on a lake with but this has now angered locals in the area.
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The thirty-three-year-old actress has been confirmed as missing, with officials saying she is presumed as dead.
And, to make this situation even worse, her 4-year-old son, Josey, was found alone at the scene of her disappearance.
And she was greatly loved, including by her ex-fiance Big Sean, who has opened up about her disappearance.
The actress portrayed the role of the sharp-witted cheerleader, Santana Lopez.
And she went on to appear in most episodes across all of the 6 seasons.
In 2011, it was announced that the actress had signed a deal with Colombia Records to produce a solo album, and her debut single, “Sorry.”
So instead, Rivera resorted back to her skills as an actress and went on to appear in a handful of different movies and TV series, including At The Devil’s Door and Devious Maids.
With her now ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey, Rivera had a son, Josey, in 2015, and he has been the apple of her eye ever since.
And she threw herself into motherhood, devoting most of her time to raising her son.
While out vacationing with Josey along California’s Lake Piru, Rivera went missing in circumstances that still remain unexplained.
But, 3 hours later, another boater raised the alarm after seeing the vessel drifting and Josey sleeping alone on board.
The child was reportedly unharmed.
And her lifejacket still onboard the boat.
And the youngster reportedly told investigators that he got back on the boat but his mother did not.
Police have since confirmed that “this may well be a case of drowning.”
Divers and helicopters were scouring the reservoir until darkness fell, but no trace of Rivera was found – the search will be resumed at the first light.
“There’s a lot of challenges in a reservoir this size, at times with visibility,” Captain Eric Buschow, of the sheriff’s department, said.
“I don’t have details yet as to the depth of the area where the boat was found or what conditions they’re encountering out there.”
But, as the hours trickle by, the concern and worry is mounting.
Twitter users have been expressing their shock over the incident, and many can’t get over what her poor child must be going through.
Big Sean, who is best known for being a successful rapper, dated Rivera back in 2013 for just a year before they split in 2014.
But despite this, the pair have remained on good terms over the years.
He has been liking a range of tweets that have been sending out condolences and well wishes in Rivera’s name.
CCVT footage of Naya’s final moments has been released.
The released footage is from the boat launch where Naya rented the pontoon.
The pair then head over to the pier where they can be seen walking along to their boat.
Travelling towards the north of the lake.
Tyla reported that a Ventura County Sheriff Department spokesperson said, “there’s no way to really say. We’re putting our best foot forward to try and locate her, we’re using all the assets that are available to us including technology like sonar.”
After the assumptions that Naya might have drowned, locals have been left seething because they are now they’re demanding more protection for swimmers whose lives are at risk.
If it is true, Naya would become the 9th person to have drowned in Lake Piru since 1994.
“People have been asking for years for the city to put up warning signs for swimmers. Locals of Ventura County don’t go to Lake Piru for this reason! Tourists have no idea what they’re getting into. Lake Piru needs signs. We’re tired of waiting. We need justice for all those who got lost at Lake Piru. Put up the signs.”
For the moment, all we can do is hope that she will be found soon.
Make sure to stay posted for further updates on this developing story.
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