"Glee" Actress Naya Rivera Presumed Dead

By 3 weeks ago

"Glee" actress Naya Rivera is presumed dead after disappearing from a lake in Southern California.

Rivera, 33, went missing from Lake Piru on Wednesday evening. She and her 4-year-old son were at the lake that afternoon and rented a pontoon boat. Around 4 p.m. local time, the rental boat was overdue, and an employee found it sitting on the northern end of the lake.

Rivera's son was on the boat, but Rivera herself had vanished. The child and his mother went swimming, and she did not return to the boat. Her son was wearing a life vest; an adult life vest was found on the boat.

A search began Wednesday night and resumed Thursday morning, but search efforts have now become a recovery mission, according to Ventura County Sheriff Deputy Chris Dyer.

"We're presuming that an accident happened and we're presuming she drowned in the lake," he said. "The goal is still to bring Miss Rivera home to her family."

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