Riveras started her career as a child actress and is best known for portraying Santana Lopez on hit series Glee from 2009-15. Her son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, was found sleeping on their rental boat, telling people that Naya jumped into the water and did not return.
Deputies found her son, Josey, floating alone just before 5pm.
According to multiple reports, Ventura County Police have presumed Rivera to be dead and are calling it a search and recovery effort. The mother and son were said to have gone swimming; as told by Josey himself to the authorities, with just the latter being able to get back on the boat.
Glee alum Harry Shum Jr was among the first to express his concerns, tweeting simply "praying" shortly after the news broke. We don't know all the circumstances.
Demi Lovato, who guest-starred in several episodes, wrote, "Please pray for @nayarivera to be found safe and sound". "We need your love and light", including prayer emojis. She went on to appear on such television shows as "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air", "Baywatch" and "Family Matters".
E! reported that "Naya's friends and family (were) very concerned for her wellbeing" following the explosive incident.
Her most recent post on Twitter was a photo of herself and her son.
The Lake Piru Recreation Area is a reservoir and campground in the Los Padres National Forest in Ventura County about an hour outside of Los Angeles.