Officials in Southern California are probing the possible drowning of “Glee” actress Naya Rivera.
The 33-year-old vanished from Ventura County’s Lake Piru on Wednesday evening.
Deputy Chris Dyer with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said they were hoping for the best but preparing for the worst on Thursday morning.
The Sheriff’s Office called the incident a possible drowning.
Rivera went to the lake on with her four-year-old son Josey Dorsey on Wednesday.
Sheriff’s Capt. Eric Buschow said the mother and son were seen sailing out on the lake together.
However, about three hours later, another boater found the child asleep in the drifting boat and sounded the alarm.
A search was carried out both from the air and in the water.
Buschow said the boy indicated that he and Rivera went swimming but she didn’t get back on the boat.
Dorsey was found wearing a life vest but an adult-sized vest was discovered on the boat.
Dyer said the child was healthy and had been reunited with family members.
He added that the pontoon boat with a deck cover was located at the northern end
of the lake, pointing out that wind is often a factor in that location.
Rivera is best known for her role as Santana Lopez. She appeared in almost every episode of “Glee”. She also starred in “The Royal Family” and “The Master of Disguise”.
“Glee” co-star Harry Shum Jr. and other celebrities shared their concern about the actress on social media.
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