Former Vol’s sister and ‘Glee’ star missing on California lake
Crews search for Glee star Naya Rivera on California lake
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/CNN) -Former Vol Mychal Rivera’s sister and “Glee” star Naya Rivera is missing on a California lake, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.
Naya Rivera, 33, is at the center of the search the sheriff’s office has called a possible drowning in the waters of Lake Piru, which is approximately 56 miles (90 kilometers) northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Ventura County officials launched a boat and helicopter search Wednesday afternoon, but that had been suspended by nighttime. The search will continue early Thursday.
KNBC reported late Wednesday that Rivera rented a pontoon boat at the Lake Piru reservoir Wednesday and that her young son was found on the boat wearing a life vest along with Rivera’s identification.
“We’re going on the belief that she did go in the water and we have not been able to locate her. So this may well be a case of drowning,” Captain Eric Buschow said during a news conference.
Mychal Rivera played tight end for the Vols from 2010-2012. He was awarded the 2012 Coaches All-SEC First Team. He was drafted in the sixth round of the NFL draft by the Oakland Raiders in 2013.
Naya Rivera played Santana, a cheerleader in the musical-comedy “Glee” that aired on Fox from 2009 until 2015. She appeared in 113 episodes of the series.
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