Former ‘Glee’ Actress Naya Rivera Missing in California, Presumed Dead

Authorities say former “Glee” star Naya Rivera is missing and a search for her is continuing at a Southern California lake.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department late Wednesday confirmed that Rivera, 33, is the person being searched for in the waters of Lake Piru, approximately 56 miles (90 kilometers) northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Captain Eric Buschow said aerial and dive teams were searching for a woman who had rented a boat with her three-year-old daughter.

“They were seen going out on the lake together in the early afternoon and approximately three hours after they left the dock another boater out on the lake discovered the boat drifting with the three year old girl onboard asleep,” Buschow said.

Buschow said it appears the woman did not return from the boat after swimming. “Indications are that we believe she did go in the lake. We don’t have any witnesses that saw them in the water. The three-year-old girl said that she had been swimming with her mother and that she got back in the boat and her mom didn’t.”

Sheriff’s officials launched a boat and helicopter search Wednesday afternoon, but that had been suspended by night time. The search will continue early Thursday.

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