Actress Naya Rivera has been missing since Wednesday afternoon after going on a boating trip in Lake Piru in Downtown Los Angeles. Her 4-year-old son Josey was found alive sitting in the boat she rented for the two of them without his mother. Fans are rallying to bring Naya home in what authorities are presuming was a drowning accident.
The day before she went missing, Naya posted a sweet photo on Instagram embracing Josey and giving him a kiss. The 33-year-old captioned the photo with “just the two of us.” The comments on the photo are now flooded with prayers and wishes for a safe return home.
Naya Rivera Is Missing After Boat Trip At Lake Piru
Naya rented a pontoon boat on Wednesday afternoon and after going swimming in the water, she never returned to the surface. Josey was found sleeping in the boat by the rental company after she failed to return it when her three-hour rental period was up. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office began their search for a possible drowning victim late Wednesday night and called off the search until Thursday morning. While Josey was wearing a life vest when he was found in the boat, Naya was not presumed to be wearing a life vest at the time of her swim because a second life vest was found in the boat.
Naya has always shared the strong bond that she has with her son on social media. She shares him with ex-husband Ryan Dorsey. Josey has since been reunited with his family members as the search continues for Naya. More recently, the caption on one of her photos said “no matter the year, circumstance, or strifes every day you’re alive is a blessing. make the most of today and every day you are given. tomorrow is not promised.”
Prayers And Tributes Flooded In For Naya As Fans Hope She Is Reunited With Her Son Soon
Naya played the breakout role of Santana Lopez for all six seasons of the hit Fox show Glee. She worked with Demi Lovato for a few episodes during the 2013 season. Demi posted on her Instagram story that she was lighting a candle for Naya and asked fans “Please pray for @nayarivera to be found safe and sound.” Glee star Heather Morris who formed a close relationship with Naya on the show made several Facebook posts hoping that the star will be found. She changed her profile picture to a photo of the two taken at the Golden Globe Awards.
Everybody, not just fans, have all continued to tweet in the hopes that Naya will be found alive and unharmed.
“My heart is breaking” wrote another Twitter user.
For many people, they grew up watching Naya in Glee and she has been a huge influence on their lives.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Naya and her family as we hope she is returned home safe and reunited with her son. The search is ongoing.