Officials are searching for actress Naya Rivera after her four-year-old son was found alone on a boat she rented on Wednesday afternoon, US time, officials said.
Rivera rented the boat about 1pm and had an afternoon of swimming with her son, who was the last to see her before she went missing, said Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Captain Eric Buschow.
Buschow said the boy got back onto the boat after a swim, but his mother did not follow. The four-year-old was found sleeping on the boat by himself by other boaters in the lake.
“He’s in good health,” Buschow said of Rivera’s son. The boy was initially reported by authorities to be a three-year-old girl. “The family is going through a very traumatic time right now.”
The search for the 33-year-old Glee actress is continuing. Buschow said the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department will be joined by neighbouring counties’ search and rescue teams and will deploy divers and air units on Thursday morning. Officials were able to confirm her identity because they found her wallet and identification on the boat, Buschow said.
Los Angeles Times