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Naya Rivera missing after swim, presumed dead

Naya Rivera’s 4-year-old son was found sleeping alone in a boat.

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On Wednesday (July 8) evening, shocking news broke that actress Naya Rivera was missing after she and her 4-year-old son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, went for a swim.

According to multiple outlets, CBS Los Angeles included, Rivera’s son was found in a rented boat alone in Lake Piru and when he was asked where his mother was, he admitted that they both jumped in the water earlier before, but Rivera never returned to the boat. Dorsey was actually found asleep in it.

“According to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, Rivera rented the boat at about 1 p.m. About three hours later, another boater found the child in the boat by himself,” the news site claims. “The boaters notified officials who immediately began a search for Rivera with the use of helicopters, drones and dive teams.” The child was reportedly unharmed.

This news has now hit social media, and has fans of the star praying that she is found safe and sound. Mostly known for her role in hit TV show “Glee,” supporters of the series are expressing how sad they are about this announcement, though they’re hoping for the best possible outcome.

“Prayers up for the lovely Naya Rivera,” fellow actress Jackée Harry tweeted. “We starred alongside one another in her first very television series, ‘The Royal Family,’ and I’ve watched her career blossom ever since. Please God, don’t cut this life short.”

Right before 11 p.m. PT, journalist Rebecca Lewis tweeted the latest updates at that point in time. “Authorities have suspended their search for the night at Lake Piru in Ventura County and plan to resume on Thursday,” she said. “Ventura Sheriff’s office confirms the missing person is Naya Rivera. The search will continue at ‘first light.’”

Some of the many social media reactions to the news can be seen below. We’ll keep you updated with the latest as this story continues to develop.

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