Glee actress Naya Rivera is missing and presumed dead after a Wednesday boating incident together with her 4-year-old son on a California lake, reports said.
A separate boater found Rivera’s son, Josey, during a pontoon on Lake Piru at about 5 p.m. civil time — three hours after the actress rented the vessel, CBS l. a. reported, citing police.
Ventura County Sheriff’s Department said they deployed air and dive teams to “search for [a] possible drowning victim,” who was later identified as Rivera.
Rivera’s son told authorities his mom never came inside the boat after the 2 went swimming, the report said.
The boy was found with a life jacket , but Rivera wasn’t wearing one, NBC l. a. reported, citing officials.
Rivera, 33, played Santana Lopez on the Fox drama “Glee” from 2009 to 2015.
The show, while cheerful and upbeat from the viewers’ perspective, has been the source of behind-the-scenes drama.
On Tuesday, the actress posted an image on Instagram of herself and Josey kissing.
“Just the 2 folks ,” she wrote.