'Glee' actress Naya Rivera is missing after renting a boat with 4-year-old son in Lake Piru

Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, Los Angeles Times on

Published in Entertainment News

LOS ANGELES -- Officials are searching for actress Naya Rivera after her 4-year-old son was found alone on a boat she rented Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

Rivera rented the boat at about 1 p.m. and had an afternoon of swimming with her son, who was the last to see her before she went missing, said Ventura County Sheriff's Department Cpt. Eric Buschow.

Buschow said the boy got back onto the boat after a swim, but his mother did not follow. The 4-year-old was found sleeping on the boat by himself by other boaters in the lake.

"He's in good health," Bushow said of Rivera's son. The boy was initially reported by authorities to be a 3-year-old girl. "The family is going through a very traumatic time right now."

The search for the 33-year-old "Glee" actress is continuing, but will bring more resources Thursday morning. Buschow said the Ventura County Sheriff's Department will be joined by neighboring counties' search and rescue teams and will deploy divers and air units in the morning. Officials were able to confirm her identity because they found her wallet and identification on the boat, Buschow said.


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