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Investigators Believe Naya Rivera Drowned; 911 Call & More Details Released

Investigators Believe Naya Rivera Drowned; 911 Call & More Details Released

Naya Rivera may have drowned while out boating with her son, Josey, 4.

Investigators believe the 33-year-old Glee actress “drowned in what appears to be a tragic accident,” according to the latest briefing from Ventura County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday (July 9).

As previously reported, the search at Lake Piru has turned into a recovery mission.

According to the newest report, the boat “was found drifting in the northern portion of the lake with the child alone and asleep onboard. Rivera’s son told investigators that he and his mother had been swimming in the lake, and he got back in the boat, but Rivera did not.”

The entire shoreline and surface of the lake were thoroughly searched on Wednesday (July 8), and divers also searched under water in the area where the boat had last been seen. The search was suspended at 10:00 pm due to zero visibility in the water and dangerous conditions for the divers, and resumed the following day.

Approximately 100 personnel are participating in the mission, including resources from neighboring counties and the United States Coast Guard.

“The boat was in an area estimated to be 30 feet deep with 15 feet visibility. Over 100 personnel are looking for Rivera, including helicopters, divers, boats and more. Swimming is permitted in the lake. No real undercurrent in the lake like in the ocean. The water can get cold and have hypothermic conditions, according to Sgt. Kevin Donoghue from @VENTURASHERIFF. Water and air searches will continue until dark tonight, Donoghue said,” according to journalist Jeremy Childs on the scene of the briefing.

They have also released the 911 call recording, in which it was reported Naya was missing.

Josey‘s father, Ryan Dorsey, rushed to his son’s side upon hearing the news.

Our thoughts are with Naya Rivera‘s loved ones at this incredibly difficult time.

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