Naya Rivera's Family Members Visit Site of Glee Star's Disappearance as Recovery Search Continues
"The search for Naya Rivera continues at Lake Piru," the Ventura County Sheriff's Office said on SaturdayA spokesperson for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to PEOPLE on Saturday that family members have come to Lake Piru since the Glee star, 33, disappeared on Wednesday afternoon.
Doing everything they can. As the search for Naya Rivera continues, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department has released footage showing the conditions they’re dealing with at Lake Piru.
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In videos posted to Twitter late on Friday, July 10, the ROV (remotely operated vehicle) is shown being lowered into Lake Piru. The footage from the ROV shows cloudy images — which Capt. Eric Buschow said in a press conference earlier on Friday is just about one to two feet of visibility.
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Heather Morris and Naya Rivera's characters got married on "Glee." On Sunday, Morris offered to help authorities search for missing Rivera.According to investigators and the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Rivera rented a boat Wednesday afternoon at Lake Piru, located in Los Padres National Forest in Ventura County, California. Rivera was with her 4-year-old son, Josey Hollis, who was found in the boat asleep and wearing a life jacket later on Wednesday.
Buschow also gave an update about the dive team on Friday: “What they do is they go out and they tow these devices in the water that scan the bottom of the lake for any objects that might look like a body. They’ve been utilizing that. They were utilizing it yesterday evening as well. Last night they had a couple of images that showed up on the sonar that they thought might be promising to investigate,” he said. “So this morning they sent a ROV or a small robotic device down into the water to examine those objects. Unfortunately they did not locate Naya Rivera. They are still searching.”
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Of the conditions at the lake, he added, “We don’t know if she’s going to be found five minutes from now or five days from now.”
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Naya Rivera was reported missing on Wednesday after her 4-year-old son was found alone in a boat on a California lakeThe star was reported missing Wednesday after a trip to Lake Peru in Ventura County, California, with her 4-year-old son Josey (whom she shares with ex-husband Ryan Dorsey). Five days later, police recovered her body from the lake. She was 33.
Rivera was reported missing on Wednesday, July 8, after renting a boat with her son Josey, 4, in the Los Angeles area. Us Weekly confirmed on Wednesdays that authorities began looking for the 33-year-old Glee star when she did not return the boat. Her son was found safe with his life vest on.
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“He’s in good health,” Buschow told reporters on Thursday, July 9. “The family is going through a very traumatic time right now.”
Rivera shares Josey with her ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey.
Video: CCTV: Naya Rivera boards boat before disappearance (Reuters)
Glee's Chris Colfer Remembers Naya Rivera as 'Cool Older Sister': She 'Made You Feel Protected' .
"To have a friend like her, even briefly, is to be blessed beyond belief," Chris Colfer wroteThe actor wrote a heartwarming essay for Variety, honoring Rivera for always making him "feel protected" while the two worked together on Glee, despite their constant sparring as their show characters Kurt Hummel and Santana Lopez.