Actress Naya Rivera has reportedly disappeared after her four-year-old son was found alone in a boat on a lake in Southern California.
The Rejoice The star rented the boat on July 8 on Lake Piru, northwest of Los Angeles, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said.
It says the search and rescue operation has been suspended overnight and “will continue at first light”.
Naya Rivera, 33, is best known for playing cheerleader Santana Lopez in Rejoice.
The musical comedy TV series will be released on the Fox network from 2009 to 2015.
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Naya Rivera’s child was spotted by another boatman three hours after the actress took the boat, CBS Los Angeles reported, citing the sheriff’s office.
It says the boy told investigators that he and his mother were swimming – but she never returned to the boat.
The missing man was later officially identified as Naya Rivera, a Los Angeles resident.
The sheriff’s office said the lake would be closed to the public as the search resumed on July 9, involving diving teams from across the region.
On July 7, Naya Rivera tweeted a photo of herself and her son with the caption “just the two of them.”
Naya Rivera began her career as a child actress and model, appearing in television commercials in the United States.
As a four-year-old, she starred in the Royal Family comedy and has a number of other television appearances.
The game of cold-blooded Santana Lopez in Glee made Naya Rivera a star in America.
In 2014, Naya Rivera starred in the horror film At the devil’s door.
That same year, she married actor Ryan Dorsey, who is the father of her son.
Naya Rivera and Ryan Dorsey divorced in 2018 and have joint custody of the boy.