On Thursday, over 80 people joined the authorities in the search for a “Glee” star Naya Rivera after her 4-year-old son was found alone on a rented boat. The search began on Wednesday and resumed Thursday morning on Lake Piru, 55 miles (90 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles in the Los Padres National Forest.
It is reported that Rivera rented a pontoon boat on Wednesday, with his little boy who was found at the north end of the lake. Rivera’s identification was found on the boat, and her vehicle was found in a parking area.
Sheriff’s Capt. Eric Buschow said that it might be a case of drowning. He also said there had been occasional drownings throughout the years in the popular recreation area of the lake, technically a reservoir, which is about an hour’s drive from downtown LA. It was shut down Thursday for the search.
Rivera played Santana Lopez, a singing cheerleader in the musical-comedy “Glee” that aired on Fox from 2009 until 2015. She appeared in 113 episodes of the series. Rivera was married to actor Ryan Dorsey but later divorced in 2018. 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.”
Her most recent tweet read, “just the two of us,” along with a photo of her and the son.