Actress Naya Rivera, regarded for her job on "Glee", is believed to have drowned in "what seems to be a tragic accident" whilst boating with her son on a California lake, authorities reported Thursday.
Rivera's son told investigators that he and his mother had been swimming in the lake and he had gotten back on the boat, but his mom didn't. An unused adult-sized life vest was found on the boat. "The missing person at Lake Puru has been identified as Naya Rivera, 33, of Los Angeles", the Ventura County Sheriff's Department tweeted at 10:39 p.m. PT on Wednesday. "Switching that mode to a search-and-recovery mode, like I said, does not change the efforts and does not change the gusto, what we push forward with the search operation".
Officers mentioned they searched the lake for five several hours on Wednesday evening and continued Thursday, but have not found Rivera. Three hours later, a boater came across her son sleeping in the boat alone.
"We have recovered video evidence from the dock that show Ms. Rivera and her son being the only two people getting on board the boat".
"It depends", Donoghue replied when asked if Rivera's body will be recovered if she did indeed drown. She landed a number of commercial jobs before snagging a role on CBS' The Royal Family at just 4 years old. This is the last known footage showing Rivera alive.
"The employees of the concession stand that rented the boat to her, when she didn't bring it back on time they were the ones who went out looking for her". Santana Lopez often had the show's most memorable lines, and as a singer, Rivera excelled at powerful torch ballads, from Fleetwood Mac's "Songbird" to Barbra Streisand's "Don't Rain On My Parade" to Adele's "Someone Like You". While on Glee, she hosted the GLAAD Awards twice. She was often the subject of tabloid fodder-whether for her engagement to the rapper Big Sean or her tense relationship with Glee co-star Lea Michele.
Actor Cory Monteith, who played football player "Finn", died of a drug overdose in 2013, and Mark Salling, who played Puck, killed himself in 2018 after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography. She began as a recurring character on the series, but then got promoted to the main cast in Season 2. Rivera was nowhere to be seen. In recent years, she appeared on Devious Maids and Step Up: High Water. She led fundraisers for causes like Alexandria House and the Trevor Project. The caption on her last post was a lyric from a song about a mother being found at the bottom of a lake.
It also could be that the caption was likely meant to reference the song "Just the Two of Us" by Grover Washington Jr., the fans have connected it to an Eminem song that is about drowning.