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Naya Rivera's Body Found In Southern California Lake

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office suspects a possible drowning.

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The Ventura County Sherrif's Office announced that former Glee actress Naya Rivera's body was found in Lake Piru in Southern California, where Rivera's 4-year-old son was found sleeping in a boat alone after heading off shore with his mother.

TMZ reports that law enforcement says there was no sign of foul play, nor suicide. Conversations with Rivera's son revealed that she had enough energy to boost him back into the boat after the two went for a swim, but when he turned around, she was gone. There were reportedly strong currents on the water that day.

Original article: Former Glee actress Naya Rivera vanished from a boating trip in Lake Piru in Ventura County on Wednesday evening. Rescuers are continuing their search today as the Ventura County Sheriff's Office called it a possible drowning. Rivera was on a boat trip with her 4-year-old son who was found alone on the boat on the water.

As reported by CBS Los Angeles, Rivera took out the rented boat late Wednesday afternoon. Three hours later, another boater noticed the boat drifting and found the small boy asleep. Both TMZ and CBS Los Angeles gave reports that her son said they had gone swimming, but his mother never came out of the water. Sheriff's Captain Eric Buschow noted that the child had on a life vest while an adult life vest was found on the boat.

As the Search and Rescue team of divers and a helicopter air unit search the Lake Piru area for Rivera, her former castmates shared their concern online. "Prayers up for the lovely Naya Rivera," wrote The Royal Family actress Jackée Harry. "Please God, don’t cut this life short." Rivera's Glee co-star Harry Shum Jr. sent out a succinct tweet regarding the harrowing news: "Praying."

This story is developing.

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