Naya Rivera Search Turns To Recovery Mission, Presumed Dead

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News broke last night that Glee star Naya Rivera was missing. According to TMZ, the search has now taken a devastating turn to a recovery mission. Authorities now fear the worst. The 33-year-old actress and model is presumed to be dead.

Updates on Naya Rivera and recovery

As we previously reported, authorities discovered Naya Rivera’s four-year-old son Josey Hollis Dorsey alone on a boat she had rented. The young child was asleep on the boat. He was wearing a life vest. Authorities found him roughly three hours after his mother rented the boat to go out on Lake Piru in Ventura County, California. This was shortly before 5 p.m.

Speaking to the authorities, her four-year-old reveals his mother went into the water. But, she did not come back. The child likely fell asleep waiting for the return of his mother. Immediately, a search for the missing Glee star took place. Divers began to search the lake. They looked for any sign of the young actress.

Around 5:29 a.m. authorities revealed the case was now a possible drowning. They suspended the search for Naya Rivera overnight. With plans to continue at first light. They, however, feared Naya passed away in the Southern California lake.

Around 8:32 a.m. PT, authorities doubled down on presuming the actress and model was dead. The search for the actress shifted. It shifted to a mission to recover her body. The water where she went missing only had a visibility of 5 to 9 inches. Debris, trees, and shrubbery riddle the bottom of the lake, authorities confirm. So, this only makes finding the actress that much more difficult. Unfortunately, it can take anywhere from a week to two weeks for a body to rise to the surface of the lake.

Just after 11 a.m., over eight dozen people have joined the search for Naya Rivera. Though, they believe they are searching for her body at this point. Helicopters, boats, ATVs, and ground patrol are all working together. Specialized dive teams were also called in.

The actresses fans and co-workers are heartbroken.

Taking to her final Instagram post, her co-workers and fans express just how heartbreaking the news is. Many admitted they were not willing to give up or accept the news that the actress is presumed dead. They are hopeful she is safe, alive, clinging to life, or possibly unconscious somewhere.

Her final Instagram post has over half a million likes, which is two to three times more than what her posts typically average.

For now, all fans can do is wait, pray, and hope for positive news.

Stick with us at Tv Shows Ace for the latest on the missing actress.

Trisha Faulkner

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